Painters Paintings Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942): Summer (detail), 1906, oil on canvas, 60.9 …
Painters Work Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942): Summer season (element), 1906, oil on canvas, 60.9 x 92.zero cm (24 x 36 1/four in.), Personal Assortment
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Throughout his time in Paris, Curran centered on portray small, plein air compositions of well dressed ladies having fun with trendy, each day life in city parks. Over a decade later, his American works like ‘Summer season’ are seemingly faraway from a particular period or place. Such timelessness led a up to date critic to applaud the artist for his “uncommon school of portray for the sake of easy creative pleasure within the expression of his topic fairly irrespective of that demand upon reminiscence… He controls and marks his portray with the wanted sentiment of peace and relish in man and nature.” Certainly, ‘Summer season’ combines the artist’s particular love of the months spent at Cragsmoor and a common appreciation of the season. In so doing, Curran “enacts the doctrine that the truest attraction of oil and canvas needs to be nearly as summary as that of musical sounds…. A way of true, unqualified emotion via an impact of an impression gained by an instant-long vivid look at a well known area” (Sotheby’s)