Wednesday, September 23, 2009

J is for Justo, Justo Máximo Lynch

Día Gris--Grey Day, Painting with the La Boca Bridge in the Background by Justo Lynch in the MNBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Justo Lynch (*1870 in Martínez, †1953 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine artist known as Marinista, a painter of seascapes, scenes and events of Argentina's naval history. He was trained in the Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires where he met Eduardo de Martino and Oscar Vaz. In La Boca, the legendary harbor neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Lynch was one of the founders of the Nexus group, whose art works reflect themes of folklore and local traditions. The group's style was close to impressionism with elements of academic naturalism, a technique Lynch got acquainted with during his journey to Paris and Rome at the beginning of the 20th century.

11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post for the "J" word! And what a beautiful painting! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Tumblewords: said...

So interesting! He seems to blend a little Turner and a little Van Gogh style. Beautiful image.

Hyde DP said...

A lovely style which brings the atmosphere of the harbour into great focus

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful painting by a great artist.

Jacob said...

I like this a lot. Photography and painting - it's always about the light and the light here in magnificent!

It's clearly as you say an amalgam of "naturalism" and impressionism.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The painting does look a bit Impressionistic, doesn't it? This is the kind of painting I could sit on a bench in front of and ponder for hours. I like it.

Roger Owen Green said...

Impressive painting. Did not know this artist; thanks.

Prospero said...

Great painting. Thanks for the introduction.

B SQUARED said...

Never heard of him before. Thanks for the education.

Grace and Bradley said...

Wonderful post, thanks for introduce us to Justo Lynch and his art works.

Rob said...

He must have met all the great names of impressionism during his Europe trip. I daresay he is unknown to the larger public here in Europe, injustly so. This is as good as a Turner or a Seurat!