Amanda Bogatka on John Fabian Carlson’s Wintry Glen

Filed in Collection by on December 29, 2020
John Fabian Carlson Wintry Glen, c. 1922 Oil on canvas board 12 x 16inches Gift of Robert and David Carlson
“Swedish-born Impressionist John Fabian Carlson lived from 1875-1945. Known heavily for his wintry snow landscapes and distinctive painting style, Carlson challenged the subtleties of Tonalism with experimental approaches to mark making. His high-contrast snowscapes created a rugged view of Woodstock, utilizing paint’s thick tactility within the confines of a composition. 1922’s Wintry Glen features one of Carlson’s more robust Woodstock scenes, displaying nature in its untouched environment. The brushes of off-whites/yellows mixed with pale forest greens and subtle browns create an earthly, yet melancholy atmosphere for the viewer. While only slightly realistically rendered due to Carlson’s broad painterly shapes, the viewer can easily ascertain what he is envisioning in the scene.”

Amanda Bogatka

Amanda Bogatka (b. 1998, age 22) is a photographer based in Guilderland, New York, who received her BFA in Photography from SUNY New Paltz in December 2020. Her work chronicles lifelong battles with mental illness, the pursuit of self-love, and family-based generational trauma through bookmaking, storytelling, and writing. She takes a special interest in gallery work, curation, bookmaking, and art criticism. She completed two internships with the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2020. Currently, she serves as a School Photographer and a Photography Assistant with Lifetouch.


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