Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Poetic Landscapes in the Tonalist Tradition

Evening Light, 16x20, acrylic

This painting has been donated to the Florence Griswold Museum as part of their annual fundraising auction and gala event. I'm always delighted to contribute to this event because the Florence Griswold Museum plays such an important role in the cultural life of Connecticut and in the greater scheme of art history the museum plays an important part in preserving and highlighting the American tonalist and impressionist movements from the turn of the century and the early 20th century. You can get a taste of their wonderful collection in this great little book .

This particular piece is heavily influenced by the American Tonalist movement which you can read more about here and also here .

If you love the above piece but won't be attending the Benefit Auction don't despair! I have another beautiful poetic, tonalist painting, October Light currently in an auction with the Brigham Auction House. This is a fabulous opportunity to acquire it at a very attractive price. The auction ends 7/5 at 9pm


AutumnLeaves said...

I'm not exactly sure of the term "tonalist" but I have an idea. This is one gorgeous piece, Jan! You are always donating your pieces; very generous heart you have and all to further art. I love that. I'm off to look at the links...

Dee Lessard said...

Nicely done Jan! I'm a fan of your work!!!