Sunday, March 10, 2013
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
I have been enjoying the work of Swedish painter Ragnar Sandberg (1902-1972) recently.
I find them very precise in the way they capture mood and the spirit of the figures. I particularly like the ones where I can see him trying and struggling to capture these carefree and spontaneous moments -- and sometimes it feels really good to see paintings that don't seem easy or slick but that the struggle I know all too well is right there in the paint. I think the way he uses color is very nice and essential to the paintings as it should be. Not so much on him online but I will keep an eye out for more in the future.
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