Little River Farm

Yvonne Jacquette American

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In this canvas Jacquette, known for her dizzying aerial depictions of cities and landscapes, depicted a farm in Belfast, Maine (near her summer home), as seen from the window of a single-engine plane. Flying over the site on several excursions, she made preliminary sketches in charcoal and pastel that blocked out the shapes, patterns, and color masses seen below. Then, relying partially on memory and invention, she painted a large "jetscape" on canvas that eliminated the use of traditional vanishing-point perspective and engaged the viewer the way a map might.

Little River Farm, Yvonne Jacquette (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1934–2023 New York), Oil on canvas

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