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Eye Candy for Today: Arthur Parton landscape

Early Spring, Arthur Parton
Early Spring, Arthur Parton

In the Indianapolis Museum of Art, use zoom or download options to the right of the image.

Beautifully direct and painterly, with wonderful control of hard and soft edges, Parton’s unpretentious landscape captures the season perfectly.


2 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Arthur Parton landscape”

  1. So impressive to see the poetry of the image as a whole, and then to get up close and try to figure out how he achieved that softness and suggestion. There’s so much selectivity: he blurs the faraway twigs and branches, but gives us the fishing pole and the hat brim. Thanks, Charley! Great way to start the day.

    1. Thanks, James. I hope to look into more images from Parton for a full post.