14 July 2007

while fred- erick cayley robinson's allegiance to the pre- raphaelite movement is obvious, and explicit, to my eye, given the outlining of forms, the asymmetrical balance on his canvases, and, to some extent, his subject matter, he was influenced by the japanese as well.

it's not surprising; he studied in paris at the very moment when japonisme was in bloom, the prints being shown and collected,

the work inspiring illustrator and painter (and jeweller, etc.) throughout the town. japonisme once removed?

obvious also is the charles rennie mackintosh influence. cayley robinson held a professorship at the glasgow school of art,

in mackintosh's wonderful building. the elongated simplification of form can be seen in the work of many artists from 'the glasgow school.'

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Blogger harlequinpan said...

i love the bottom one!Beautiful scene just like it's beautiful title.is this also Cayley Robinson's painting?

15 July, 2007 08:25  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

yes, and i too find that oddly moving as well.

it occurs to me that it could actually have to do with the balance of the page.

15 July, 2007 11:10  

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