Eye Candy for Today: Silvered Brook by John Fabian Carlson

Silvered Brook by John Fabian Carlson
Silvered Brook, John Fabian Carlson

Link is to file page on Wikimedia Commons; I don’t know the status of the original.

Swedish-American painter John Fabian Carlson was noted for his scenes of winter woods.

I love the way he finds so much variation of color in his tree trunks, while maintaining their coherence as an object with careful control of value.

 
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4 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Silvered Brook by John Fabian Carlson”

  1. Though it’s a bit unusual, my assumption is that the reasoning is the same as the more common practice of mounting canvas to rigid supports like wood or hardboard panels. This is to make the relatively fragile canvas or linen (which is essentially a kind of cloth) more resistant to damage. Works on paper are often mounted to rigid supports as well.

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