Tag Archives: Impressionist

Summer Update from Fine Arts at Skinner

In the face of an overall lukewarm spring art market season, a number of lots in Skinner’s May 13 Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction did outstandingly well. The strongest works spanned the 19th and 20th centuries and were spread out geographically across the globe, reflecting Skinner’s reach as an auction house with many areas of expertise.

Skinner is proud to announce its first sale of an oil-on-canvas work by Claude Monet, Study of Water/An Oil Study Fragment.… Read More

Wayne Morrell: The Inspiration of Nature

Guest blog post by Judith A. Curtis, Rockport Art Association, Massachusetts. Wayne Morrell: The Inspiration of Nature will be on view at Rockport Art Association July 18 through August 19, 2014.

A trained draftsman, Wayne Morrell approved the creed of American Impressionism that a painting should be filled with light emphasizing ‘solidity of objects and transparency of shadow,’ without losing form. “A work of art,” said Morrell, “should appeal to both the intellect and the heart and soul of the artist.”

Despite having no formal fine arts education, Morrell was undaunted by the ambiance he found on moving to Rockport, MA.… Read More