Saturday, April 10, 2010

Landscape by Joseph Jones

Landscape 1932 by Joseph Jones

The method of abstraction appears very natural. I would love to see if there are any preparation drawings. This image could have been created solely from the mind. The shading and texture is the same throughout the piece. The time of day is lost and there is no sense of this being a real location. When I first looked at this painting I saw brilliant abstraction. The more I view the image the more I feel unsettled. Abstract paintings often reflect an inner world. Joseph Jones inner world seems dark and lifeless.  He brilliantly expresses his own troubles.