Light and Shadow

2 09 2010


This is The White Barn, painted by Louis Copt. I find the scale of his paintings appealing, but I love the light and shadow of this one. As I look at this painting, I think of some of Edward Hopper’s paintings – big blocks of light, solid shapes, deep shadows. Like the Rothko paintings, it seems simple at first glance, but then you realize how much more there really is.

Western Motel – Edward Hopper




One response

2 09 2010

That is a beautiful and striking. It is hard to pinpoint the light source, particularly of the blue shadow under the left eave.

Yes similar to Hopper, and to Charles Sheeler and George Ault, but perhaps without the overt isolation and loneliness of Hopper and more of the pure color field abstraction and dreamyness of Rothko.

Really wonderful. One could lose track of time and place. . . .

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