Looking North, Fort Worth 1999


J. T. Grant ( American )

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General Description

This realist painting by Fort-Worth based artist J.T. Grant depicts a dramatic, partially sunlit cloud formation. Painted from memory, Grant's "real" scene borders on the surreal, with a cloud assuming the shape of a strange animal or a floating island. The edges of the canvas are intentionally left unworked to reveal the work's brown underpainting. The contrast between the flat underpainting and luminescent surface metaphorically suggests memory's constructed character.

Adapted from

  • Charles Wylie, DMA unpublished material, 2000.