Aurora - Painting by John Baker
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John Baker
Aurora

2008

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John Baker’s “Aurora” is a 31 x 34 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting with collage on canvas in luminous greens, blues and pearly whites that depicts a young woman contemplating a display of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. The scene is set very late at night; in fact the dawn is just breaking and the celestial aurora is mixed with the first light of earliest morning. Yet the aurora continues to scintillate in the woman’s mind filling her with a sense of connection to the cosmos, even an identity with it. The sides are unpainted and the painting is signed and dated on the reverse. John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The influence of the sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 34 in. x D 1.5 in.H 86.36 cm x W 86.36 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU50033789691
  • Seller Reference Number
    Baker_Aurora
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