Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Art Review - "Birches" by Nicolai Fechin

Today's #MuseumTourTuesday painting has been top of mind for me a lot lately. While I admire most of Nicolai Fechin's paintings, there's something about the simplicity of this one that keeps me coming back to it.

Kimberly and I saw this piece on display at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House back in 2018. Painted on a piece of unstretched canvas, the piece is so simple, and yet has so much depth. Fechin was unconcerned with covering every bit of his surface. The raw canvas shows through on the edges of the trees. The colors are rich and deep, creating a peaceful and inviting mood.

"Birches [Aspens]" • Nicolai Fechin • Oil on Canvas • 14.5" x 9.5" • Before 1923

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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