Pink and Cream Flora Jennifer Hornyak
- Oil On Canvas
- 36 × 36 inches
91.4 × 91.4 cm
About the Work
A painterly area of sea green sits below a celebration of peony pink and mauve, tulip yellow, persian blue and white articulated by shades of green on a sapphire blue ground. The picture plane of this layered, square composition tilts and flattens enhancing abstract direction of the work. Hornyak's paintings are inspired by modern French Fauvist masters such as Henri Matisse and Andre Derain. Dubbed "fauve" or wild beast by the media, these early 20th century painters were known for their vivid even potent colors and energetic brushwork.