Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Art Review - "Into the Great Silence" by Carl Oscar Borg

Here is another painting in the Booth Western Art Museum's collection for today's #museumtourtuesday. Carl Oscar Borg was a Swedish immigrant who came to the United States in his 20s, where he was influenced by the American Southwest. He was a founding member of the California Art Club, and one of the first art directors for a major Hollywood movie studio.

This piece is incredibly solid in its execution. Every stroke is deliberate, and each one adds support to the forms of either the figure or the landscape. This piece also conveys Borg's love for Grand Canyon National Park through the emotional reaction of the figure, rather than the majestic views of the landscape itself. Borg's ashes were scattered in the canyon upon his passing in 1947.
"Into the Great Silence" • Carl Oscar Borg • Oil on board • 1922

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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