October 23, 1885 - January 29, 1970
A LONG, LOST LAWREN HARRIS HAS BEEN FOUND
A Unique Layered Composition Style
Notice the brown underpainted shores and the grey underpainted water. Look at the ease of his thick brush strokes that cover so much area in a single stroke. See how the boatshed is almost built of paint from being applied in a thick impasto style. Multicoloured Segantini stitch brush stokes cover the shores, the water, the sloop and the sky. The colour purple goes almost without notice until it is pointed out and then you realize that almost 5% of the canvas has purple on it. And finally his unique layered style of painting from the foreground to the background rings out like a bell. The shorelines and the water do not touch in many places, the canoe has huge gaps around it, the sloop and rigging can now be clearly seen to have been painted before the back shore, the forest trees and the sky are all tortured into place around the masts and rigging. The sky itself has gaps all along the tree line where they do not touch.
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