Vermont Hills

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Fidaroff--Vermont Hills.jpg
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Title

Vermont Hills

Description

Deceptively simple in scenic terms, Fidaroff's painting relies upon a carefully restricted range of colors, shapes, and distinctive landscape features. A river, partially visible at lower left, makes us aware of a serpentine line continuing to upper right; its contrasting color highlights another line composed of individual trees. The visual (and ecological) tension in painting is between ranges of forested mountains and those gold-green fields cleared by farmers. No humans are visible in Fidaroff's painting, but their presence is encoded into its design.

About the Artist: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. Born in Vladikavkaz, Russia, Fidaroff emigrated to Vancouver in 1913 and then the US in 1915—where he became a citizen in 1939. He was an art student in Los Angeles, CA as of 1917. His painting “In the Country” was exhibited at a 1937 Federal Art Project show. 2 works at Bennington Museum. 2 more images at FAP.

Creator

Fidaroff, Simon Ivan, 1892-1972

Publisher

Federal Art Gallery

Date

1937-10-20

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18152

Format

jpeg, 832 KB
jpeg, 4.2 MB
jpeg, 15.5 MB

Type

Still image

Identifier

062

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

23.5 x 29.5 in.
Condition: surface dirt

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