“What a load of Bollocks!!!… (lol) Obscurantism (is) a rhetorical device Modern Art Snobs use to disguise the fact that their Art is completely meaningless. It’s just a fancy way of confusing people so their initial discernment is temporarily suspended making them afraid of criticizing such art for fear of appearing uncultured or ignorant.”
Where the human mind was revered as a critical source of inspiration in the Contemporary Art of the last Millennium, French Tonal Impressionism takes a departure which reflects the dawn of a new knowledge and understanding we now have about everything.
We are not merely observers of reality but participants.
There is a formless stuff from which all things are made.
And our preciously small sensory perception is the boundary condition where we interact with a void seething with activity.
The act of painting in this style is an orgy of movement in sensual celebration of our moment in this space and time.
When painting from a photo it is customary to turn the picture upside down to further enhance the raw sensation of being immersed in the subtleties of tone which gives us the perception of 3 dimensions.
French Tonal Impressionism:
Always paint against the form.
Squint to assess dark and light areas.
When in doubt blur it out.
Keep it as loose as you can for as long as you can.