Wednesday, December 10, 2008

River Sunset Tonalist Landscape

River Sunset, painting by Jan Blencowe

Jan Blencowe

About This Painting:

Media: acrylic on museum quality panel, finished with an archival varnish.
Size: 20 in X 16 in (50.8 cm X 40.6 cm)
Price:$480 + $15 shipping and insurance in the USA

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Tonalism emerged in the 1880's and continued through 1910. It derives its name from the movements tendency to use a soft edged, painterly technique, and muted, dark, neutral, color harmonies that create a tone of colored atmosphere throughtout the painting. Tonalists focused on the landscape with some artists influenced by Symbolism, the French literary movement that emphasied imaginary and psycological experiences over reality. Two branches of tonalism developed, Americans following the French Barbizon school which included George Innis and Aestheticism the strain to which James McNeill Whistler belonged. Tonalism also influenced early photographers like, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz who sought to legitimize the new medium of photography as an actual fine art that could transcend the objective documenting of reality.

Clearing Up," by George Inness, oil on canvas, 15 by 25 inches, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, Mass., 1860

"Harvest Moon," by George Inness, oil on canvas, 30 by 44 ½ inches, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., bequest of Mabel Stevens Smithers, The Frances Sydney Smithers Memorial, 1891
"October Noon," by George Inness, oil on canvas, 30 by 45 inches, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1891

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