Tuesday, 7 June 2011
This painting is by American impressionist artist, Childe Hassam (1859-1935). The painting is called Horse Drawn Cabs at Evening, New York. Although an impressionist, Hassam used values (gray scale) to create atmosphere and brilliance. The dominant value is dark mid tones. There are some light values, i.e. the house on the right side, on the wet street. The brilliance of light is strengthened by the dark areas. The brilliancy of light results is greater when the light area is smaller than the dark area.
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