John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Art on Sunday: Grand Canyon

Carl Oscar Borg (1879 – 1947)
Grand Canyon, n.d.
oil on canvas
Borg, Grand Canyon
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington

This has got sort of a Fauvist sort of feel to it, though at the same time the colors seem very naturalistic. Odd, that.

Incidentally, I picked this painting a few weeks ago for reasons that escape me right now, but on the spur of the moment I changed my mind and replaced it with the Calder photo. I rescheduled it for the following week, but the Andrew Wyeth died so I pushed it back again. Then last week the Smithsonian American Art Museum website was unavailable when I needed to look up the name of the artist, so I had to round up something else at the last minute.

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