Wednesday, 13 January 2010

American master

Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

The work of Charles Burchfield is most decidedly founded, not on art, but on life, and the life that he knows and loves best. - Edward Hopper

An April Mood

Glory of Spring (Radiant Spring)

Sun and Rocks

The Insect Chorus

Two Ravines

Curator Robert Gober discusses Hammer exhibition Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield
Run Time: 9 min. 44 sec.

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Benjamin said...

What a great artist and wonderful entry...

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

I have always loved his paintings (esp. the earlier ones) and I would love to see this show. (I am a huge fan of Gober as well.)

maison21 said...

i'd never heard of him until your post. cool stuff- thanks for the learnin'!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love his work! I am coming back in the morning with my coffee to watch the video - thank you!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I covet "Insect Chorus." Seriously covet.

little augury said...

incredible, allegorical really, a skewed version of Blake perhaps. Beautiful to see them airing.

Jill said...

The Insect Chorus is my favorite.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thank you so much, again - just watched the video for a second time. Not as good as seeing the show, but a great treat, nevertheless. You have inspired me to do some posts on some of my favorite Texas artists from the same time period.

Errant Aesthete said...

Enchanting! And yes, most definitely, allegorical. Thank you.

jason said...

Gorgeous work! So cool.

(Love your blog by the way.)

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I wasn't aware of this painter so thank you for that.
The film is superb: a great artist and a great curator too.