Painted in his studio after sketching en plein-air at night in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. A once heavily industrious city, Minneapolis is covered with old factories. The way Bretzke painted the night sky signifies a sort of smoggy atmosphere. Distant lights glow, irradiating the street, where cars are parked. No people are depicted in this factory district. These urban scenes from the midwest are contemporary, yet they connote a clear 20th Century influence from Edward Hopper, and George Bellows.
Signature: Yes, "C. Bretzke" lower left
Image rights: Grenning Gallery
2017 - Morfis | Bretzke, Grenning Gallery
About Carl Bretzke
American, b. 1954, Minneapolis, MN, United States, based in Minneapolis, MN, United States