Thursday, 18 November 2010

Print #3 Changing Pastures

Changing Pastures by John Linnell

As maybe judged from this example of his work, he was not a literal recorder of natural facts, but a designer with a strong decorative sense, who found in rural scenes material for great suave compositions, full of rich detail, and marked by an almost classic dignity of style. His work is notable for its robustness and virile force, and in a measure for its originality also. It can be taken as an expression of a sturdy and independent personality, and of a noble conception of artistic responsibility.

1 comment:

  1. This is so gorgeous. Like you said, dignified and noble.