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ROLAND PETERSEN (b. 1926)

 
“Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
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<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
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<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
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<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints. “Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.
<br>
<br>Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints.
Picnic in Yellow196170 x 60 in. oil on canvas
Provenance
Private Collection, Philadelphia
Private Collection
 
 

225,000

“Picnic in Yellow” is a painting from Roland Petersen’s famed “Picnic Series”. From 1961, the theme of picnics became central to Petersen and showcased his skill with, color, paint, and composition. Within this series and in this painting, there is a thoughtful and meticulous arrangement of figures around a table and nestled within the landscape. So, too, are there intense diagonals that cut across the painting, emphasized with both planes of color and thick paint.

Petersen’s picnic series, particularly the early ones from 1961 as in “Picnic in Yellow”, show a deep understanding of art history in their relationship to the geometric planes of color of Post-Impressionists like Paul Cezanne. Petersen creates a symphony of color and hues in “Picnic in Yellow”, also suggesting a dialogue with the Fauvists and their outrageous use of color. But, far from cold examinations into configuration and color, Petersen maximizes the ability of oil paint by creating mounds of impasto which creates depth and warmth via texture in the picnic series paintings of 1961. This daring use of impasto would soon cease by the early 1970s as Petersen would switch to acrylic paint due to his allergy to oil paints.
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