Delving into darkness

Joanne Ritson has been working with darkness for a while.

Tenebrism is a great word. It’s from the Italian tenebroso (murky). Dramatic contrasts of light and dark. Then the darkness takes over.

Is Joanne a Tenebrist? Maybe a way to think of her dark works.

This painting belongs to a series of many mountains small and large. Serial mountains.

The content arising from repetition. Repetition as a form of expression.  Like a reverie?

| Joanne Ritson, Mountain 3, 2010 |

Julia Ritson

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