Earth landscapes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charlotte Cotting White (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Carl Goldstein

Abstract: In mountains I see a soft beauty and sensuality. These things I see especially in old mountains, gentled by the ravages of nature, smoothed over and worn down. From far away, the trees and other vegetation seem like a soft blanket covering them. There are similarities in the basic forms, repeated over and over again. Yet each mountain or hill is, by virtue of its own details and the way it joins the next one, unique. Junctions of swells with valleys result in a rythmic sensuality of form. This rythmic sensuality is complemented by the Individual characteristics in each segment of the landscape. Colors are harmonious, earthy, and warm in nature. Even the brightness of Fall leaf color is subdued from a distance, by its commingling with other colors rear it. To choose to represent the landscape completely and perfectly would be natural. However, a personal interpretation is necessary. I feel the need to intensify the particular aspects of the mountains as I see them: to accentuate the soft undulating forms and the warm sensual colors. My mountains suggest actual representations of real mountains but are also meant to portray my psychological feelings about them.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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