Jan 5, 2006

The Yellow Evening

The Yellow Evening

c. 1904

Color aquatint

Support: Wove paper

Sheet: 24 x 32.6 cm (9 7/16 x 12 13/16 in.); Platemark: 21.3 x 28.1 cm (8 3/8 x 11 1/16 in.)

Gift of Henry Ott-Hansen in memory of Anne Buckley Ott-Hansen 2003.51

Impression: 5



At the end of the 19th century, Godin made a small group of luminous color landscapes in aquatint which verge upon the abstract. Moody and evocative, this landscape is suggestive rather than descriptive of any precise locale. Flat passages of deep green and brilliant yellow reveal the influence of Japanese color woodcuts, beloved by French artists of the period. In both subject and technique, The Yellow Evening is a quintessential fin-de-siècle vision of the landscape.

See also
PR - Aquatint
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