May 30th, 2004 until August 30th, 2004
May 30 – August 30, 2004
Artist Enid Munroe, who is also the author of An Artist in the Garden, presents her Cloth Series. The subject matter is cloth in various arrangements of colors, forms, shapes and patterns.
“I love the contrast of trompe l’oeil technique and the abstract quality of the subject matter,”said Munroe.” Renaissance paintings are all about beauty, motion and color of clothes,and architectural details were often the substance of the paintings. Artists’ fascination with fabrics continued into the twentieth century and ended with John Singer Sargent’s beautiful portraits – think of the Wyndham Sisters painted in 1899 which is all about white, gossamer satins and tulles and the architectural details of a fashionable London drawing room.”
“In my Cloth Series, the subject matter is the cloth itself – the material is isolated from pictorial events. Usually there is a cord or rope in the compositions.”