On day 14 of our Art Blogmas, I’m bringing you the work of one, perhaps not-so-well-known painter, Anton Genberg and his lovely painting – Afternoon Mood.
Art Blogmas 2022
Anton Genberg (1862 – 1939) was a Swedish painter who mostly created his artwork in the Naturalist style. When you see today’s painting, it will come as no surprise he mostly painted mountain landscapes.
Anton Genberg: Afternoon Mood
As with many paintings we hosted in this year’s Art Blogmas, the most fascinating part of this one is the snow itself. Genberg used different shades of grey to show the texture of the snow.
From the lighter shade of grey, that’s almost white, in the foreground, to the dark grey colour used to show the layer of snow covering the mountains in the background. The artist also uses distinctive brush strokes to paint the texture and the sledges marks in the snow.
He’s also using the texture to show the clouds. However, in that part of the painting, he’s applying a yellow colour, showing the sunshine behind the clouds.
The architecture and the vivid yellow and red colour of the houses show we’re somewhere in Scandinavia.
This beautiful winter landscape is so different from the Impressionist artists who painted France in their paintings. It’s fascinating how those painters managed to represent particular countries with specific colour shades and textures.
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