Daniel Garber, Shadows, 1922; private collection. Photo © Freeman's Auctions.
One of Daniel Garber's greatest assets was his ability to manipulate shadow and light, and to communicate in an almost visceral way the feel of the outdoors, the weather, the seasons, and the effect of the air itself on the figures and objects in his paintings. Shadows is a wonderful example, The image above is from Freeman's Auctions, where the painting sold in June 2015 for $209,000. Clearly, the modern reproduction shown below has entirely missed the point of the work, and has introduced radical colors that have nothing to do with the artist's original intentions. Furthermore, the high contrast and flat coloring reduce the depth, space and lifelike atmosphere seen in the authentic painting.
Highly altered version of a painting by Daniel Garber.
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