Sunday, September 20, 2020

SANFORD ROBINSON GIFFORD

 

Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880) was a leading American landscape painter and member of the Hudson River School. Gifford had a great liking for the mountains, valleys, and rivers of the region. He explored New England, upstate New York and New Jersey. He also travelled extensively around the Catskill, Adirondack, and White Mountains. Gifford made extensive trips through Europe and the Middle East.

He first sketched rough, small images as pencil drawings in his sketchbook. Select, and few scenes were further developed as small but neatly finished paintings. These further grew into larger, and finished paintings. His repertoires of paintings were situationally varied, and each depicted the unique atmospheric conditions and territorial characteristics.

Gifford's landscapes are known ‘for their emphasis on light and soft atmospheric effects’. He filled the skies with soft hazy light. He is considered a practitioner of ‘Luminism’, a sub-style of the Hudson River School. Some of his finest art was painted in his last few years.
































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Sunday, September 13, 2020

PHILIPS WOUWERMAN

 

SUNDAY Feature on ART of Architecture -by Gautam Shah 

Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668) was a Dutch painter of horses, genre scenes and landscapes. He was one of the most versatile and prolific artists of the Dutch Golden Age. His contribution to the 17th C Dutch painting is remarkable. He was born in Haarlem, and mostly worked from here. Many of the works listed under his name may have been created by his brother, pupils, countless followers and imitators all over Europe.

Wouwerman developed an individual style, treating a wide range of subjects. His paintings show some consistent features like, sloped lands, substantial space for skies and buildings or architectural features placed at the right side edge. He uses Repoussoir -a baroque technique, where a strong figure or object is placed in front to increase the illusion of depth. His early works use brown tones, but later works have greater details, purity and colour brilliancy. 































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SANFORD ROBINSON GIFFORD

  Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880) was a leading American landscape painter and member of the Hudson River School . Gifford had a great...