Discussion Questions: Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge)

Brice Marden, Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge), 1989-1991;collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Phyllis C. Wattis; © Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  1. Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge) is an abstract work that references Chinese landscapes and poetry. Can you imagine this as a landscape? What environmental features would you encounter if you were to enter this landscape? What do you see that makes you think so?
  2. What is the mood of this place? What do you see that makes you say that?
  3. The composition of this work fills the frame. What do you imagine happens beyond the edges of this painting?

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