Barbizon Scene, 20th Century
18 x 23.50 in
A moody, stunning Barbizon-style painting with the classic gloaming (or could it be a sunrise) golden light glowing behind a patch of forest and reflecting off a lagoon. It is unsigned, and curiously, it is painted on Masonite, meaning it was painted sometime after the 1940s. Curious only because not a lot of painters after that time continued to learn old-school techniques, as displayed for example in the subtle tones and impasto used to represent the clouds – the greys, pink and yellows. Wish the artist had signed it – I would like to find more by him or her! 18" x 23.5" with frame, 12" x 18" without.