In 1919 and 1920 Arms executed a group of prints of sailboats on calm waters withmountainous backgrounds. Aquatint, an etching technique, is utilized to achieve largewash-like areas. In this beautiful and refined work, line is minimal, only delineating thesailboat while subtly graduated planes of tone suggest distance and atmosphere. Printed in color, the snow-covered peaks and shimmering waters are described with an exquisite delicacy.
The Cleveland Museum of Art (06/09/2012 - 09/30/2012); "Modern Gothic: The Etchings of John Taylor Arms"
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