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🎨 Le Quai Sainte-Catherine, Martigues, France by Arthur Watson Sparks . Though he is better known for his role at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (In 1908, Sparks established the Department of Painting and Illustration at the Carnegie Institute of Technology), Sparks had built up an impressive portfolio of his own. He had traveled extensively through Europe, where he was able to learn about the style of the Impressionists. In this scene of the harbor of Saint Catherine in Martigues, France, Sparks’ use of light, evident in the shadows, reflections in the water, and on the facades of the buildings, demonstrates his ability to capture its effects. . Sparks, in seeking to enliven his parents painting without losing the value of academic technique, began to adopt the freedom of Impressionism. In a noticeably decorative manner he learned to subordinate his basically academic approach to the effects of light, color, and atmosphere. . See more impressionism in Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens now through January 20, 2019 at The Museum. . #impressionism #art #museum #arthurwatsonsparks #americanimpressionism #berkscounty #RPMVault #Martigues #FranceShare Your Thoughts

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