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Contemporary Paintings

August 20, 2014

Lot #1
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$2,400.00(hammer price)
 $2,832.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 2, 2014

Description

ROBERT CARDINAL
American, b. 1936

Highland Light". Signed lower right "Cardinal". Titled verso.
Oil on canvas, 18" x 18". Framed."

Condition

Good condition with no mars or defects noted with painting or frame.

Additional Info

Robert Cardinal, originally from Montreal, has been living on Cape Cod for most of the past fifty years. In the late 1950's, he left Canada and moved to Greenwich Village. From there, he followed fellow artists on their spring pilgrimage to Provincetown. He attended La Grande Chaumiere Art School in Paris.

Cardinal has always been fascinated with art history and those who painted before him in the Realist and Impressionist schools. Some of his favorites being Goya, and the more contemporary, Maxfield Parrish and Edward Hopper, whose influence is predominantly evident in Cardinal's painting.

Cardinal looks for harmony between nature and what is man-made. He searches for simple scenes: isolated beaches, lighthouses, lonely Cape homes. He stresses color, light and mood in an effort to acheive a moment in time. Usually he paints at sunrise or sunset- when the light offers him the drama and mood he is looking for. These times offer striking combinations of color- although closely related in value, they are bold and vibrant, and even somewhat shocking in hues. He often returns to the same subject over and over, as they never appear quite the same twice.

Cardinal now resides in North Truro, in the midst of his beloved landscape. He spends a great deal of time, painting and teaching workshops, in his studio in the village of North Truro, where visitors are welcome to visit, watch him paint and talk about the vast world of art. Built in 1858, his studio was one of the original Truro elementary schools. Once known as the Schoolhouse Gallery, this charming, historic structure in now the Robert Cardinal Studio and the Pond Village Gallery.

Source: Robert Cardinal Studios

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