viernes, 1 de julio de 2016
George Clausen (British painter) 1852 - 1944
The Road, Winter Morning, 1923
oil on canvas
50.8 x 61 cm. (20 × 24 in.)
Inscr. ‘G. Clausen.’ b.r. and on back of canvas, ‘The Road, Winter Morning. G. Clausen.’
Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
George Clausen was the son of a Dutch decorative painter who had emigrated to England. He attended the South Kensington School and the Academie Julian in Paris. A founder member of the New English Art Club, Clausen became Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy in 1906. His lectures at the Academy were published as Six Lectures on Painting (1904) and Aims and Ideals in Art (1906). Clausen developed what became known as a semi-Impressionist style. Most of his paintings were landscapes and scenes of rural life. He was fascinated with the effects of light and his work often featured figures set against the sun.
Clausen responded to the heavy losses on the Western Front in 1916 by the painting, Youth Mourning. Later in the war he was commissioned to paint In the Gun Factory at Woolwich Arsenal. After the Armistice Clausen became one of Britain's most important artists. Knighted in 1927, Sir George Clausen died, aged ninety-two, in 1944.
The building is Barnard's Farm, which appears in many of his pictures. It was opposite Hillside, Duton Hill, near Dunmow, Essex, where the artist lived 1917–32. (Information from Dr R.J. Clausen, February 1955.)
el dispensador dice:
sólo el camino del medio... conduce a la dignidad.
JULIO 01, 2016.-