Carefully Described Terrain, Part 3 of 3: Now Leaving Modernism
“Fifth Street,” 1993, Tobin Sprout, American b. 1955, 42 x 32 inches, oil on canvas, $9800 – “Facebook First” listing. New large photorealism from Tobin Sprout shows a deserted street corner surrounded by downtown buildings in Dayton, Ohio. A large cigarette billboard is over exposed in light with a prominent flag theme and giant, legible warning. Reflected light baths corner in fluorescence, evocative of Edward Hopper urban night scenes of the mid-century. Featured in Flood’s three-part essay, “Carefully Described Terrain.” Read, “Part I: The Billboard” here. All major paintings include provenance and certification of authenticity by Flood Content. Request advance documentation for this image here.

Off-Screen Drama Now that the scene has been set and the lighting tweaked to perfection, we can see there are actually two players in this drama. We see a feminine shadow cast from the window above the fire hydrant and a masculine shadow cast from the elevated street light. Continued from “Carefully Described Terrain, Sprout’s […]

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