domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017

A TODO PULMÓN || Christa Zaat

Christa Zaat

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James Taylor Harwood (American painter) 1860 - 1940
Harvest Time in France, 1890
oil on canvas
17 3/8 x 31 in.
Springville Museum of Art, Springville, United States of America

This oil, painted in the countryside outside Paris was completed during the summer of 1890 after his acceptance into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He did a preliminary study ("Harvest Scene in France," 1890, watercolor, Springville Museum of Art) on location then completed the finished oil in his studio. While details differ the pictures are closely alike. In style, technique, and subject the painting has affinity to Harwood's The Gleaners (1890, o/c, LDS Museum of Church History and Art). Both exhibit the nobility of the laboring peasant, academic attention to detail, blonde coloration, and an atmosphere bathed in light.

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James Taylor Harwood was born in Lehi, Utah in 1860 into an arts-oriented family. He was the first of the late-nineteenth-century Utah artists to study in Paris. As a painter, he his work shows the beginning of Utah impressionism. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1940.

Dan Weggeland and Alfred Lambourne, two noted Utah artists, were his early instructors and mentors. He also studied under Virgil Williams in San Francisco. In 1888, he began study at the Académie Julian under Jules LeFebre and Benjamin Constant and in 1889 and at the École des Beaux-Arts under Léon Bonnat in 1890. Harwood served as chair of the University of Utah Art department from 1923 to 1931.

Paintings like The Gleaners show evidence of Harwood's French impressionist training. J.T. Harwood was the first Utah artist to have his paintings accepted in Paris Salon. Preparations for Dinner (1892), Young Mechanic (1903), Boy Whittler (1904), and Adoration of the Ages (1905) were exhibited in Paris.

La imagen puede contener: una o varias personas, personas de pie, exterior y naturaleza

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