When most people think of impressionism, the 19th-century masters like Monet, Manet and Renoir immediately pop into their minds. Since that era, there has been quite a paucity of conspicuous impressionism.
Fortunately, however, we have seen a robust revival of this beautiful art form in recent years — led by academically trained artists (in the medium) such as Gregory Allen Page.
Straight out of what feels and looks like the late 19th century comes artist Gregory Allen Page with a new take on the Impressionism art movement. Despite the fact that it was initially met with disdain and disapproval, Impressionism broke barriers in the history of art. And just like the period that he enlists to create his art, Page forges ahead adding new technique to enhance the now well-revered idea of Impressionist art. With inklings of the renowned Impressionists Renoir, Manet and Monet, the essence of Page’s art takes on an Impressionist tone with an essence of spirited modernity.
While many of the late Impressionists often painted landscapes and static scenes, in Page’s work, he utilizes the technique and style of the historic art period and furthermore amplifies it by capturing exuberant scenes of life, charging each one with vigor and dynamism. But it isn’t in his subjects alone that he infuses a sense of movement realism. In his rich and tangible brushwork, Page generates raw energy, in the movement he creates on a canvas.
After constructing a vast collection of paintings, Page has even merited a review that regarded him as “Van Goh-esque with a pulse.” In his painting titled “Cilia Flowers” this is more than evident. Page brings the scene of a landscape to life with vibrant colors and movement realism. Between his use of opulent hues of green and blue, Page animates the painting, capturing what feels like the languor of an evening sky and the breeze that blows below. The artist credits his creative freedom for his ability to condense real movement into a painting.
In his work, Page offers a unique interpretation of varied scenes and moments of life, both human and natural. Yet where Page differs from most impressionists is in the movement realism and powerful tension that he successfully conveys through his paintings. With his bold, bright colors and rich brushwork, he manages to find the romanticism of a scene or subject and marries it with an authentic profundity of life.
In doing so, Page has carved his own lane within impressionism and has merited credibility from collectors and international galleries — including the Bill Wyland art galleries. For a deeper look into Page’s collection, check out the website.