On John Twachtman's Springtime

John Twachtman, Springtime, c. 1884, oil on canvas, 36 7/8 x 50 inches, Cincinna
John Twachtman, Springtime, c. 1884, oil on canvas, 36 7/8 x 50 inches, Cincinnati Art Museum

Painter Emil Robinson muses on John Twachtman's painting Springtime in the Cincinnati Museum of Art.

Robinson writes: "Paint is clearly paint in this work, but is also so clearly a wet humming spring morning. Strange that these are dependent on one another. The effect is so convincing as to seem inevitable, as if oil paint is really just spring and mud and fog anyway, and any artist trying to create anything else with it is foolish."

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