martes, 4 de abril de 2017

LATE SPRING || Christa Zaat

Christa Zaat

La imagen puede contener: árbol, planta, exterior y naturaleza

Willard Leroy Metcalf (American painter) 1858 - 1925
The Village in Late Spring, 1920
oil on canvas
29 1/4 x 33 1/2 in. (74.3 x 85.1 cm.)
signed W.L. Metcalf and dated 1920, l.r.
private collection

Painted in Woodbury, Connecticut.

Catalogue Note
Richard J. Boyle writes, "Although Metcalf touched on many of the reasons for painting landscape, he also had a true affinity for it, a genuine feeling. He traveled a great deal to find terrain to satisfy his sense of place, finding what suited him best in the countryside of New England ... it was just right for Metcalf, who marshaled his skills and used the formal qualities of his art to depict that landscape and convey what he felt was its essence. So, his sense of color and organization and his orchestration of tone as well as the abstract qualities of line and shape were directed toward that end, as would not be the case according to the modernist aesthetic....The landscape as subject was obviously very important to Metcalf: he used his thorough training and his considerable formal mastery to interpret it and to express what he felt was its primary truth" (Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf, pp. 244-45). Mr. Boyle continues, "... absorbing his experience and influences and combining them with his independent point of view, he developed a distinctive style of his own. It was a form of Impressionism modified by his brand of restraint and his own sense of realism in the face of his response to the subject for which he had the most affinity ... Willard Metcalf became known as 'the poet laureate of the New England Hills" (Sunlight and Shadow, p. 235).

La imagen puede contener: árbol, planta, exterior y naturaleza

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