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Moving through time

“Moving through time” oil on wooden panel.

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Utterly lost in the beautiful work of William Turner today. He wasn’t a people’s artist. He was known as cantankerous and often obsolete of real human connection but he connected to the land and nature. And held full adherence to the truthful capturing of the colours within nature.

“He was not concerned with minutiae and refinements, but adopted violent and sometimes complementary colours (to obtain the greatest degree of luminosity) so that the foreground plane was readily dissolved into a simple patch of colour”.

As he evolved he showed how one could see through the great masses of light and shade. On doing so he not only anticipated certain attitudes of the impressionists towards what is ‘seen’ but came to create the great historical synthesis between the Dutch landscape tradition and the universal grandeur of classicism.

In this piece“Moving through time” that I have painted I am dissembling a landscape and honing in on light and imbalance, the same that is found in nature.

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close up of part of the painting

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