Eye Candy for Today: Hugo Darnaut landscape

Woodland Stream, Hugo Darnaut

Woodland Stream, (details) Hugo Darnaut

Woodland Stream, Hugo Darnaut, oil on panel, roughly 18 x 12 inches (46 x 32 cm); link is to downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in a private collection; image via Dorotheum auction.

Austrian painter Hugo Darnaut (AKA Hugo Fix), who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gives us a tranquil scene of a small stream winding through a forest — perhaps just what we need in the midst of a stressful day.

I like the economical way he has indicated the foliage and resolved what was likely a complex background into simpler shapes.

 
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