E. Othon Freisz
The artist has created an emotionally charged composition from a theme that appears to be serene and quiet. The dramatic use of light on the water, coupled with an unusual palette of blues, purples and blacks adds movement and depth to the radiant composition.
Like his better known homonym, Friesz is a painter firmly planted in the modernist school. His use of bold, contrasting hues often outlined in black, combined with his fluid and loose brushstrokes create a vibrant and dynamic pictorial surface.
Oil on canvas, 20 x 25 inches