Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Inspiration – Soutine's Twisted Towns

This spring while in France I was introduced to the work of Chaim Soutine, a Jewish expressionist painter, friend of Modigliani. He lived a troubled, poverty-stricken life, but always held true to his unique artistic vision. While all of his work was quite moving, I was particularly taken by his "townscapes," which feature a curious skewed perspective and luscious brush strokes.

1 comment:

Ian Oliphant said...

soutine is amazing. i like how he used old tossed-out and unused animal carcasses as still life models, as he was too poor to pay people.