CHARLES BUNNELL

[1897-1968]

“Artist and His Picture”, 1955 | 40x32 - oil painting

Charles Bunnell creates a vibrant, expressionistic painting by the careful placement of geometric forms and colors. The brightest, of red-orange hue, causes the viewer to focus on the center of the canvas, but squares of blue and white lead the viewer’s eye to the outer edges of the painting. 

“Progression”, 1956 | 40x44 - oil on canvas

In this painting, Charles Bunnell uses large blocks of color and striking geometric forms to create layers of interest and depth. The central angular shape of the orange-red color favored by Bunnell in the 1950s conveys an energetic presence when posed against the contrasting white shape surrounded by darker colors and various angles. The title may refer to harmonic progression.

“Untitled”, 1951 | 19x15 - oil on canvas, laid on board

In this untitled painting from 1951, Bunnell uses shapes that are possibly abstracted from the mountains close to his Colorado Springs home. This is used to create an expressive and dynamic composition of colorful forms. 

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