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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Haloed Moon Over Treetops), April 1917; watercolor and graphite on paper, 14 x 10 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Haloed Moon Over Treetops), April 1917; watercolor and graphite on paper, 14 x 10 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, September 12, 1916

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sept 12, 1916 –

To bring out an idea powerfully the sensation must be highly conventionalized.  Thus if plants appear  grotesque, everything which is not grotesque must be omitted & the grotesqueness itself must be exaggerated

Or if a scene expresses grace, grace must be the keynote.  The color brilliant, it all must be vivid –

(sketch) a moon white [with color notations]

Charles E. Burchfield

 

 

Charles E. Burchfield, September 12, 1916

 

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