Recollection of Mortefontaine
oil on canvas
65 x 89 cm
Here are some notes on Corot's influence on me and my understanding of art.
The necessity and cohesion of color, the acceptance of one another, a plot of gray where the color barely emerges musically damped, without ever break the atmospheric totality that makes all of his paintings a solid.
Far from the great contrasts, he shows us a rich and vibrant pictorial surface.
The light and dark, full of chromatic nuances, takes us from light to darkness in slow and lively transitions, free of abruptness, without ever reaching the extremes, as allowing a place to infinity.
The color slowly emerges from the gray to give us a temperature or to put us in a certain time of the day, in a season, in a state of intimacy.
Hernan Ardila, 2013
inkjet on Arches paper 100% cotton
63 x 48 cm