Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Constant Troyon, Toques River, Normandy.
This work was greatly admired, in its day, for its evocation of light. It seems to have been a precursor of the Impressionist fascination with light and atmosphere.
Middle Image: Polder Landscape with Group of Five Cows.
In this early Piet Mondrian you can already see the simplification and repetition of forms that later developed into pure abstraction.