About The Artwork
The Thundershower is a perfect example of why Saÿen was the victim of harsch critique in his native Philadelphia. During the time of his artistic career, Philadelphia was a culturally conservative place and this expanded to art, so when Saÿen came back from his Paris trip and used vivid colours for his abstract works it was not well recieved to say the least. However, today, Saÿen and his works are considered in the top tier of American art and it is with all right!
Henry Lyman Saÿen
Saÿen had talents that expanded across both science and art; during his career, he was responsible for the colourful abstract works that you see here and several patents to his name as well. In addition, Saÿen was accredited for and received patents for developing a new type of X-ray tube and a steel billiard ball.
However, in 1906, his artistic career led him to Paris as he was tasked with producing several illustrations for a New York department store. When in Paris, he enrolled in Henri Matisse’s classes, the leader of the fauvistic movement, which used strong and bright colours that were not natural for the environment they depicted. The influence of Matisse and his works is clearly visible in Saÿen’s works as we can witness the vivid use of strong colours which naturally do not belong in the natural environments.
However, success was nothing that came naturally for Saÿen; when he returned to Philadelphia with his unconventional newly found painting style, his works were heavily criticised and ridiculed. The trailblazing Saÿen refused to give up and continued to paint in his freshly found style with ravishing colours and abstract patterns and was encouraged by his friend Carl Newman who hosted him on the weekends, which allowed him to paint the landscape of Huntingdon Valley
- FSC certified poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper from sustainably managed forests.
- Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
- Our wooden frames are produced from natural pine/oak wood. The frames are lightweight and easy to hang.
- Thickness: For Europe 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass for the frames.
- Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
-The frame and poster are mounted together.
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