Carel Weight: All Souls

Carel Weight, Sunshine and Shadow, Oil on Canvas, 21 x 13 inches, 1968, © the es
Carel Weight, Sunshine and Shadow, Oil on Canvas, 21 x 13 inches, 1968, © the estate of Carel Weight

Anne Karsten blogs about the work of painter Carel Weight.

Karsten writes: "Weight's paintings are captivating for many reasons - his color sense is perfectly in tune with his mysterious imagery, his realism is modified by the emotions of fear and anguish, and his compositions reveal a deep understanding of 2-d image structure... It isn't mastery over materials that keeps me looking at Weight’s work though - it's his crazy, compelling, haunted voice, and how he gives us a frank look at the unknowable world of individual emotional lives."