Items (Remington, Frederic) (P)
The influence of Impressionism is fully evident in this 1906 oil painting by Remington. Compared to the careful delineation and finish we see in earlier paintings like Arrival of a Courier and Blandy, this work instead uses broad planes of color, negative space, and atmospheric perspective to create the scene. This was more than likely an early oil version, or oil sketch of a larger work which appeared in the October 20, 1906 issue of Collier's Weekly and is currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Like Calling the Moose, it gives us a hint of...
Little is known about the background of this pastel work. It was probably created by Remington during the time he worked upon a series of eight pastel drawings called Bunch of Buckskins which were published as lithographic prints in 1901. His use of pastel demonstrates Remington's proficiency as a draftsman. Though pastels had been around for centuries (Leonardo da Vinci is often credited as their inventor, though they may predate him), they had achieved fresh popularity in the late 19th century through their use by the Impressionists, particularly Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. Pastels themselves consist of pure pigment which...