Contemporary Impressionism

 


Contemporary Impressionism was an exhibition by Allan Linder at the Alternative Gallery in Brooklyn New York in 2010. The work was curated by Berik Kulmamirov a member of the West Side Arts Coalition. 


Contemporary Impressionism is a term used to describe works created by contemporary artists that share similar aesthetic qualities with those by the French Impressionists. Whether depicting urban environments or the natural world, all of the images that can be considered Contemporary Impressionist are rendered with loose, expressive brushwork and focus on the effects of light.


Like many of the Impressionists, Linder painted his acrylic Downtown Blue (2007) mostly en plein air, in order to better capture the effects of changing light and weather on the landscape. 

With its emphasis on the effects of sunset and the illumination from streetlights, the Westside, New York painting could easily be mistaken for 1880s Paris.


Radiance
2010
20 x 16
Acrylic on canvas


The Traveler
2010
20 x 16
Acrylic on canvas


Remember When
2009
9 x 6 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Setting In
2008
7 x 5 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Silver Sky
2008
7 x 5 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Sparks of Light
2008
7 x 5 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Streets of Gold
2004
20 x 16
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


The Neighborhood
2009
20 x 16
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Bather
2001
7 x 5 
Oil on canvas
Private Collection


Cloud Burst
2008
7 x 5 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Freedom
2009
12 x 8
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Madison Avenue
2004
30 x 36 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Off the Track
2009
9 x 6 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Things to Imagine
2004
36 x 48
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Autumn Gold
2010
20 x 16 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection


Rose Colored Glasses
2010
20 x 16 
Acrylic on canvas
Private Collection