Eye Candy for Today: Emilio Sánchez-Perrier landscape

Boating on the River, Emilio Sanchez Perrier, landscape painting

Boating on the River, Emilio Sanchez Perrier, landscape painting (details)

Boating on the River, Emilio Sánchez-Perrier

Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable image on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, which also has zoomable & downloable images.

Sánchez-Perrier’s landscapes have a wonderful visual softness. They exhibit a masterful use of soft edges that is somehow different than that of Inness and the American Tonalists. For me, it creates a feeling of quiet and contemplation.

There appears to be a band of lighter color through the trees and bushes in the center of the image that corresponds roughly to the background color along the horizon. I don’t know if this is a pentimento or something else. The museum’s website doesn’t mention it.

For more, see my previous post on Emilio Sánchez-Perrier.


3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Emilio Sánchez-Perrier landscape”

  1. I’ve sometimes found when photographing my own paintings that the camera will pick up pentimenti or underpainting elements I haven’t noticed or am unable to see coming from underneath the top layers of paint. I wonder how visible that band is in person.

    It also makes me think about time and the differences in presentation of paintings historically vs now, with modern lighting and/or digital reproduction.

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