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Winter Sun and Shadow (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist Details
American
1729-before 1802
Medium
Painting
Created
1890
Dimensions
18 x 24 in.
(45.7 x 61.0 cm)

About

Robert Vonnoh‘s best pictures have that feeling of a first impression, faithfully jotted down in quick strokes of color. Winter Sun and Shadow was painted while Vonnoh was living in France at an artist colony near the Forest of Fontainebleau. The composition is simple enough-lines receding to the horizon. It is the artist’s treatment of light that makes the picture memorable: the raw brilliance of sunlight contrasted with pale, icy shadows.

tags: weather, snow, seasons

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  • Robert Vonnoh Winter Sun and Shadow 1890 Painting

    Winter Sun and Shadow by Robert William Vonnoh