Jun 18, 2010

Tom Goldenberg, "Belvedere 3"

Tom Goldenberg
Belvedere 3, 2009
oil on linen

Value: $9,000
The realism that American landscape painting was built upon becomes an almost abstract “orchestration of space, rhythm, and incident” in Goldenberg’s paintings. In fact, Goldenberg began as an abstract painter, but currently combines realism with abstraction to paint mostly Dutchess County, NY landscapes.That he works from photographs may explain the almost “Cubist” sensibilities in some of his work, as he is able to break down and reconstruct compositions into blocks of color and light. Belvedere 3 combines gold and sepia-toned color fields of foliage with a meandering, reflective pathway of water through an intimate foreground and out into a gradually fading background. Goldenberg received his BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign. His work has been featured in publications such as "Arts Magazine", "Art in America", "Art & Antiques", and "Arts Journal". He has been collected extensively by corporations and museums, and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.