It's Not the Destination, It's the Journey: Art and the Expedition in Nineteenth Century Canada IV

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08750 | Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior | painting | Frances Anne Hopkins
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Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior

1869

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jkswiftPublié par jkswift le 28/10/2008 03:31:43
Frances Anne Hopkins exhibits tremendous technical mastery in perhaps her most iconic image " Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior." The artist applies the sophisticated technique of sfumato to build up her image with translucent layers of colour mimicking a thin veil of fog settling over the composition. Hopkins also employs strategies of atmospheric perspective, alluding to the perceptive phenomenon in which objects further from the eye seem smaller and less defined. These techniques have been attributed to Renaissance painters, most notably Leonardo da Vinci. Hopkin's demonstatrates her classical education and artistic profiency, as well as her own delicate sensibilty in this representative work.

Références

Tippett, Maria. "By a Lady: Celebrating Three Centuries of Art by Canadian Women." Toronto: Penguin Books, 1992.

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