Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery
Carl Bretzke, ‘North’, 2017, Grenning Gallery

Painted in his studio after sketching en plein-air, a method that was famously done by Corot, Bretzke depicts an american, urban, winter landscape. Painted in his hometown of Minneapolis, we look down a snow covered street. A small white car sits in the center of the painting, headlights on, driving slowly through the snowstorm. Telephone poles stand tall and crooked along the side of the road, snow-capped wires extending back and forth across the street. The background is a textured array of whites, grey, and beyond the snow on the right, Minneapolis skyscrapers are barely visible. Their silhouettes are demure; assuaged behind a curtain of snowflakes.

Signature: Yes, "C. Bretzke" lower right corner

Image rights: Grenning Gallery

2017 - Morfis | Bretzke, Grenning Gallery

The artist

About Carl Bretzke