Sunday, January 12, 2014
Posted by Aubrey Levinthal
Here is the work of William Crozier (1930-2011) a Scottish painter who spent years in London and was apparently particularly inspired by what was going on in Paris and the work of Matisse.
I read somewhere that Crozier estimated he made around 12,000 paintings, each in a single session. The color combinations indicate a lot of investigation and looking.
I like this quote from him, "I cannot invent anything – I've got to see it; and it can be for a quarter of a second. Suddenly it's there, and I know there's a picture there. It's got to be seen in nature. I could never be an abstract painter." The paintings feel like a great blend of experience in looking and personal liberties taken to express what he saw and felt from the landscape.
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