Indianapolis Star 09 June 1935

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Indianapolis Star 09 June 1935 - BOHM'S ONE-MAN ONE-MAN ONE-MAN SHOW AT H....
BOHM'S ONE-MAN ONE-MAN ONE-MAN SHOW AT H. LIEBER'S GALLERIES Brown County Artist's Twenty-Three Twenty-Three Twenty-Three Oils Form One of Season's Finest Exhibitions Outstanding Landscape Painter. I HE one-man one-man one-man show by C. Curry Bohm of Nashville, la the front gallery of the H. Lleber Company, to continue through this week, puts one very much In the notion of giving first place as painter of Indiana landscape to this adopted Hoosier artist. Mr, Bohm came from Chicago several years ago and occupies a studio home in Brown county. The twenty-three twenty-three twenty-three oils, chiefly views in the state's well-known well-known well-known hill country, form one of the finest exhibitions we have had this season. Thoroughly sincere and honest in his consideration of nature and in the handling of paint, Mr. Bohm interprets interprets the varying moods of nature with poetio feeling and imagination, but at the same time he keeps his feet on solid ground. Keeps Work Close to Nature. He composes well constructs his landscape designs artistically while keeping in sympathy with the realism of nature. His fields and hills are solidly built from "good red earth," His skies, too, belong to the same Mother Earth, in that they are appropriate appropriate to the mood he is interpreting, interpreting, as well as being expressive of the time of day, the season of the year and the conditions of light and atmosphere that have to do with the general unity of the composition. Not content merely to register everyday everyday cloud effects of rounded masses in a blue sky, he has put upon canvas for our enjoyment the unusual forms, pearly gray and delicate delicate patterns that have unfolded and floated across the sky and, in a few moments will be swept away or changed into entirely different shapes with different effects of lighting. He has been very successful in suggesting suggesting cloud movement. Clouds Realistic Work. In the painting, "Gathering Rain," the broken cloud forms seem actually actually to be intermingling and sifting through each other pale rose-ivory rose-ivory rose-ivory particles of vapor that are scattering and coming together again over the misty landscape. Mr. Bohm does not paint the vivid sunset effects nor spectacular storm clouds. His art is all the more meritorious because he interprets the subtle beauty of pearly toned masses of vapor, touched by the light. A wonderful example of cloud painting about four-fifths four-fifths four-fifths of the picture space is given to sky is entitled entitled "Passing in Review." An indefinite indefinite cloud pattern that appeals to the imagination because of varied suggested forms is skillfully painted in pearly tones of gray, touched lovingly lovingly by the light and massed against a sky of pale green-blue green-blue green-blue that is as exquisite as are the clouds. A sloping-roofed sloping-roofed sloping-roofed barn or dwelling by a tree in cloud-shadowed cloud-shadowed cloud-shadowed fields, these rest in hushed silence under the sky. Decorative Effects Kmphasl.ed. Curry Bohm is given to placing emphasis on decorative effects. This does not, however, take from the truth of realism in nature. Nature has a lot of poetry wrapped up within within itself to reveal to the sensitive artist. In the largest canvas. "The Harvest," Harvest," in which workmen are forking forking a high stack of gold from wagon loads that mules are hauling, the emphasis placed upon a group of decorative trees adds poetry to the harvest scene. The stack is going up, up. by the trunk of the tallest tree. The gold of the grain harmonizes with the rose-eold rose-eold rose-eold of the horizon's cloud mass. The towering tree throws out plumy boughs that meet yet other plumy boughs from three neighboring neighboring trees. Tree and workmen, grain of gold and sky of gold-gray gold-gray gold-gray are woven inrb summer's cloth of gold. It would be impossible to harbor a harsh thought while looking at this beautiful painting, Nature's Color Tortrayed. At the right of the harvest scene is a gentle song of spring, "Resur-jection," "Resur-jection," "Resur-jection," the artist has named it. And the plum blossom, the peach and the wild crab have come to life in the Brown county hills. Mr, Bohm has the happy faculty of making us feel rich in the possession of nature's wealth of color and at the same time leaving us unaware of material paint. In some of his color schemes it is as if you turned a large opal to catch the play of light upon its surface. In "Late October" this artistic combination of colors some bril- bril- liant, here gold-green: and Tbey find no peace who 4-fishrOnuftt 4-fishrOnuftt 4-fishrOnuftt meaxunp AM things of lo88 and pm, And to themselves rnewt gather aH We s pleawire And never feeJ it pain. Tnere is no quirt, born of selfish selfish thinking, For loss and hart are mre. Resentment is the bitter child of shrinking From what we mwt eodore. Bat An Bom )t w Of (Gopjtqgnt, Wpir

Clipped from The Indianapolis Star09 Jun 1935, Sun[Second Edition]Page 6

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana)09 Jun 1935, Sun[Second Edition]Page 6
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