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Louisa in the Outdoor Studio,

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Louisa in the Outdoor Studio

“Louisa in the Outdoor Studio, Anticoli Corrado,” oil on canvas,
William E. B. Starkweather, 1912.

The painting is American Impressionist in style. While the model is important, the garden setting and dappled light is the real focus in the artist’s mind.  The trees and shrubbery are painted with impasto strokes of green and yellow, and touches of red and purple. The play of light and shadows brings a sense of freshness, outdoor breezes and warmth to the scene.

Question: Were there really American Impressionist painters?

Answer: Take an online tour at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg70/gg70-main1.htm

 or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aimp/hd_aimp.htm