Graceful, mature...paintings full of light and a subtle geometry, Cornelia Foss's [work conveys] a quiet awe for the beauty of nature and for paint's mellifluous ability to embody it....
Ms. Foss's touch is... almost offhand, as in a couple of small portraits of children and in bigger pictures like ''Spring Ride'' and ''Birds of Winter II"...
- MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
The New York Times
May 27, 2005
Cornelia Foss is a highly-regarded
artist. She has exhibited
extensively in Europe as well as in America. Her work is featured in
the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art,
the National Museum for Women and the National Portrait Gallery in
Washington, D.C., among many other public and private collections.
Cornelia Foss is known to bring an exquisite "painterly"
technique and aesthetic to her work. She has painted portraits of many
fellow artists and public figures, including Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.,
Louis Auchincloss, John Guare, Glenn Gould, Osborn Elliott and Kenneth
many artists, including Degas, [Cornelia] Foss also paints from
photographs, especially for commissioned portraits. She explains that
painting from a photograph is not better or worse than painting from
real life. 'It just produces a different kind of reality.' She
continues, 'All painting is a form of abstraction since what we paint is
not a real thing. Painting from a photograph is in a sense creating an
abstraction from an abstraction.'"
Douglas, Southampton Press, August 11, 2005
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