Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘Night Factory’, 2017, Grenning Gallery

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

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About Carl Bretzke