Simpson (1935 - )
Allan Simpson's work in landscape
painting features New York City Skylines, harbors, rivers and
bridges, the Hudson River Valley, Palisades and vistas, and
the Long Island Shorelines and tidal flows.
He uses three elements
in his analysis of city skyline, river valleys and ocean shoreline:
-The contours of natural settings, hillside bluffs
or mountains, still waters and tidal flows, and long vista and
horizons in relation to shapes and objects in the middle distance.
-The impact of design and imposed human order, especially
the geometry of parks, cultivation of forests, placement of
public light sources and the construction of large scale earth
works, usually in contrast with natural forms.
-The tracing of large graceful machines and buildings,
elaborating their engineering elegance and power to create and
destroy our visual environment. These are sometimes obvious,
sometimes in disguise, sometimes in ruin abandonment, but always
relating to the larger natural setting.
The purpose of each work is to suggest the power
of industrial design against the robust evolutionary power of
nature. He brings his sense of special form, subdues color,
and the intimate distance to his complex geometries of architecture
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