“Arcadia” by Linda Price Thompson
“Arcadia” by Linda Price Thompson, 1999. The format, Monoprint, is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. There are many techniques used in the format. The print is signed in pencil by the artist.
This piece is mounted in a white frame with a white mat presenting the colors in a vibrant environment. The landscape is as mysterious as it is straightforward to the viewer.
The artist, Linda Price Thomson trained as an artist at Yale and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Almost without exception, her pictures are based on some real image, however far it may be removed from the final product. And what she is most concerned about is that point at which an image departs from its inspiration and takes on a new, painted, life.
Lately she has been interested in two very different forms of abstraction. One translates the image into a non-figurative (or less figurative) picture in which the process of painting and the color on the page dominate the final image at the expense of the “real’ reference. The other abstracts an object or landscape to its most fundamental shapes and presents it in an orderly composition for form and light.
Throughout her career, she has been honored by prestigious institutions, 1993 Winner, 1st Philadelphia Contemporary Art Competition and
1980 American Association of Museums Publications Award.
A perfect addition to a contemporary interior yet still fits in any decor.
Framed size: 16″ wide x 12 1/2″ high