Victoria Block

Maine

Maine

36x48

Available

July

July

30x72

Available

Magic Hour

Magic Hour

36x48

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After The Rain

After The Rain

36x48

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Lower Garden

Lower Garden

48x57

Available

Golden Rod

Golden Rod

24x48

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Afternoon

Afternoon

48x60

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Golden Rod

Golden Rod

36x48

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Ithaca Pond

Ithaca Pond

60x48

Available

Lampes

Lampes

0x0

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Sans Titre 6

Sans Titre 6

58x105

Available

Lampes

Lampes

0x0

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Sans Titre 7

Sans Titre 7

46x59

Available

Poem 2

Poem 2

0x0

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Chair + Painting

Chair + Painting

0x0

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Poem 4

Poem 4

0x0

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Fish Done

Fish Done

0x0

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The work in short

To be a landscape painter at a time when the merits of conventional forms of painting are being reassessed is a challenge. Canadian landscape artist Victoria Block has, however, found a way to bridge the gap between the traditional connotations of landscape art and the post-modern state of contemporary painting.

Block paints mainly large-scale mixed-media works on canvas. She applies a combination of oil paints, oil pastels, and sand media to her canvases in a manner that is reminiscent of both Seurat’s pointillism and Pollock’s abstract expressionism. What is of primary importance in Block’s painting technique is the way in which this method affects the viewers’ visual interpretation of her works.

Although it is apparent that Block’s subject is nature, there is a distinctly abstract quality to her work, one which is not traditionally associated with landscape art. In this way, Block has managed to capture the essence of nature, to convey its shapes, its colours, its textures and make it recognizable without having to rely on traditional means of representation.

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