Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lyonel Feininger, Gaberndorf II

Cubist Lyonel Feininger used his town inspired landscapes to create his oil on canvas painting, Gaberndorf II. This painting is a good representation of interpenetration, which is where objects or planes seem to slice through one another, which helps make it easier to locate the position and depth of the constructions in space. His cubist inspired townscapes are constructed of transparent or translucent overlapping planes, catching the light like prisms. I like how when I first looked at it, I only saw the one house directly in the  center of the painting, yet when I looked closer at it I was able to see multiple houses overlapping each other which created a more interesting composition.

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