In the landscapes of Wolf Kahn (American, b. Germany 1927), vivid, improbable, yet harmonic colors awaken powerful sensory delights—the sensation of sun on the back of one’s neck, the scent of chlorophyll or hay dust, the cool shade of the forest understory, the crackling sound of autumn leaves shaken by a breeze, the tranquility of an empty meadow or woodlot. Kahn has been honored with Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, and his work is found in the permanent collections of many great museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A quartet of Kahn’s landscapes, evoking the four seasons, have been chosen for this notecard collection.
"I’m always trying to get to a danger point in color, where color either becomes too sweet or it becomes too harsh, it becomes too noisy or too quiet, and at that point I still want the picture to be strong, forceful, and the carrier of everything that a painting has to have: contrast, drama, austerity."—Wolf Kahn
This notecard collection contains five each of the following four images:
Silvery Trees, 2003
Invented Foliage, 2004
Green Grove, 2008
Glow II, 1999
Contains 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 images) and 20 envelopes.
Card Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches