Good afternoon Robert - The first 10 yrs. or so of French Impressionism is interesting and even, sometimes, exciting. Braun = Boring. BLR - Rich
You are certainly entitled to your opinion Rich. Some people don't like strawberry jam, never take it personally.
Didn't say I didn't like it and certainly nothing personal about the comment. He's just a boring painter - as are just about all of the Cal. Impressionists. Probably because for all of them it was just a "style" and not a "movement". It was just something that "sold" and not anything they were passionate about.
Bischoff, Kleitsch and Redmond had incredible passion and sensitivity. Think that their work stands for itself, much like Edward Redfield's in Pennsylvania. Movements are sometimes publicity driven and have little if nothing to do with artistic merit.
Kleitsch is labored at best; Redmond did endless knockoffs of Monet and I will grant you some partial credit for Bischoff, particularly some of his coastal scenes (I did say "most"). It wan't about the publicity re the French art movements as much as their larger engagement with the arts in general of their time. Definitely don't see the passion and sensitivity in the Cal. painters that I see in the Taos and Santa Fe painters of the same generation, but they were influenced more by the Munich School and "orientalism" in general.
We will have to agree to disagree. But give me a break with the Taos artists. How many indians with peace pipes around the campfire potboilers do you think Couse, Sharp and Phillips churned out?
As a don't-know-shit-about-art-history admirer of the arts, I love this painting. Works like this simply give me a good feeling. Isn't that enough?
well said, MC, they give me a good feeling as well, plus they depict our region the way it used to look, before over-development paved it over. Kleitsch boring? never.
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