Several hidden compositions lie below the surface of Window by painter and Stanford graduate Richard Diebenkorn, BA '49. These compositions were unknown to the art community except as barely visible reworkings until brought to light by Stanford student Katherine Van Kirk, '19, during her Chen-Yang fellowship in the Cantor's Art+Science Lab. This installation shows the multiple layers uncovered through infrared reflectography as evidence.
This show will appeal to anyone interested in the complex science of infrared reflectography—in other words, art geeks like you and me—and its ability to unpack hidden painting compositions. See the research developed by Cantor’s Art+Science Lab fellow and Stanford student Katherine Van Kirk and explore the hidden compositions of Richard Diebenkorn’s iconic painting, “Window,” 1967.