Monday, August 24, 2009

John Glover

Sun Rise, Shropshire

The English painter John Glover is well known in Australia as one of the first Europeans to depict the Australian landscape. The pink in the clouds makes the neutral hues in the trees appear a very subtle green. Without the pink, this landscape would be a lifeless sepia. If the green hues were brighter they would detract from the delicacy of the evening sky. Colour, used in this contextual way, is magical.

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