December 22, 2012

Nightscapes: Paintings by Dan Witz








Nightscapes: Paintings by Dan Witz

These works were inspired by old master paintings in the use of strong contrasts between light and dark (chiaroscuro). He states:
I'd become interested in different old master techniques used to paint light. It was amazing to me how they could not just simulate light in paintings, but actually create it. Their canvasses glow, some even seem to produce light. In older western religious painting, this light made manifest is usually a metaphor for spiritual revelation. I want to use this, but to supplant the piety with my own 21st century anxiety.