Theo Van Rysselberghe: An artist of Influence

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Coastal Scene is a dazzling display of light. The beauty of this work lies in the minimalism. The only colors are white and blue, but the brushwork gives the water the illusion of movement. It is easy to envision the shimmering shore on a calm summer day. This seemingly effortless technique is characteristic of the works of Theo Van Rysselberghe. … Read More

Birger Sandzen | Poet Painter

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Birger Sandez

An art critic commenting on Sandzen’s work praised the artist as a “poet painter” that captured the natural world in resplendent color. This is certainly true of Birger Sandzen’s impressive catalogue of paintings—a celebration of nature or, as Sandzen called it, the “great teacher.” Birger Sandzen was born in 1871 in Sweden. In Paris he learned of pointillism—a technique in … Read More