He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Courbet's View of Ornans

Posted by Charley Parker at 4:33 pm

View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet
View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Painted in the 1850s. Just in case we’re tempted to think the broken color and painterly surfaces of Impressionism sprang from nowhere.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click on Fullscreen, then zoom or download arrow.

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  1. Comment by Kate
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    Delicious surface! Do you think some of that may have been created by a palette knife?

  2. Comment by cparker
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    That was my first guess, but I don’t know enough about Courbet’s techniques to make a really educated guess.

  3. Comment by AA
    Friday, December 13, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    The answer is probably in the video demonstrated by Peter Zokosky.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzZX3CxUY2c

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