Collection Artwork
Vibrantly colored lines extend from the perimeter of the piece into the center. A yellow background features line formations and colored spots.
Vibrantly colored lines extend from the perimeter of the piece into the center. A yellow background features line formations and colored spots.
Steve Roden (born Los Angeles, California, 1964)
The Silent World (Four Shadows)
2003
oil, acrylic on linen canvas
canvas size: 72 x 66 x 1 1/2 in.
Gift of Michael O. Gold and Sirje Helder Gold in memory of their beloved son Maximilian Arnold Gold
2020.22.12
Inscribed, canvas verso, upper right: Goethe (color) / Hesse (trees) / Friedrich (view) / New Sun (boredomes)
Inscribed and dated, canvas verso, center left: the shadows of letters. / Fallen over the words of trees. / Making them look like the surface of deathstars. / 12/16/03
Signed, inscribed, and dated, canvas verso, lower left: Steven Roden / The Silent World / scribbled through: Four Shadows / 2003 / oil, acrylic polyurethane / on linen / [illegible signature]
Inscribed, canvas verso, center right, “The Silent World” repeated four times to form a rectangle; written as “The Silent World” on top horizontal; written as same from top to bottom on left vertical; spelled backward, reading left to right, on bottom horizontal; spelled backward, reading bottom to top, on right vertical
Susanne Vielmetter label, adhered verso, on canvas on top stretcher bar

Ongoing Research

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Pattern by Fiona McLaughlin ’20
Inspired by the exhibition Opener 28 - Erika Verzutti: Mineral
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.