Forest clearing, Vienna

GEORGE WEISSBORT (born 1928)

Forest clearing, Vienna

1952 United Kingdom

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Weissbort began his study of the great painters with those of the late 19th- early 20th century, Cézanne and Matisse, working backwards in time to the masters of the Renaissance. With this landscape, painted when he was only 24, he is still clearly under the influence of Cézanne; we can see how he applies principles learnt from the landscapes of Provence to this Austrian woodland, probing the underlying geometry of earth and trees, and depicting the lightfall through the flakes of foliage (compare this work with Cézanne’s Forest of Fontainebleau, private collection). This is a striking vignette, catching at once the transience of sunlight on the ephemeral masses of leaves, and the unchanging structures of the natural world.
Dimensions
Height 27.60 cm (10.87 inches)
Width 42.20 cm (16.61 inches)
External Height 49.20 cm (19.37 inches)
External Width 65.70 cm (25.87 inches)
Medium
Oil on paper
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s. & d. '52
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