Diptych in Blue and Green

More Works By Jennifer Hornyak Oil on Panel 2014
18 × 38 in 45.72 × 96.52 cm
21 × 41 in 53.34 × 104.14 cm

About Diptych in Blue and Green

Painterly passages of light and dark blue, moss green and ochre with strips of paper collage create an unfolding still life of flowers and table cloth across two panels in this oil diptych on canvas. The picture plane of this layered, horizontal composition tilts and flattens slightly enhancing the overall abstract direction of the painting.

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.