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El Crepusculo

El Crepusculo

Artist: Frank McCulloch (born 1930 Gallup, New Mexico; lives Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Department: Art
Date: 1982
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
53 3/8 × 66 3/8 × 2 1/4 in. (135.6 × 168.6 × 5.7 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Frank and Patricia McCulloch
Object number: PC2018.77.1
DescriptionAbstracted image of a sunset divided into two rectangles (one wide and one narrow) with a line dividing them on a white background.
On view
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Frank McCulloch

born 1930 Gallup, New Mexico; lives Albuquerque

El Crepúsculo

1992

acrylic on canvas

gift of Frank and Patricia McCulloch

PC2018.77.1

 

Longtime musician, artist, and teacher Frank McCulloch has left an indelible mark on Albuquerque. In the early 1980s McCulloch was traveling back and forth between Albuquerque and Roswell, where he was an artist in residence, and what he saw on these trips inspired him. He was particularly interested in exploring the horizontal nature of this particular landscape from a wide-angle perspective. Light and color were also primary concerns in both his paintings and lithographs. He had done other smaller-scale paintings during this time using airbrush methods. He found the use of acrylic paint safer, and it also allowed for the overlaying of colors, which led him to experiment with texture as well as light and transparency in this work.

El Crepúsculo

1992

pintura acrílica sobre lienzo

obsequio de Frank y Patricia McCulloch

PC2018.77.1

 

Frank McCulloch, consolidado músico, artista y profesor, ha dejado una huella indeleble en Albuquerque. A principios de la década de 1980, McCulloch viajaba constantemente entre Albuquerque y Roswell, donde era artista residente, y lo que vio durante esos desplazamientos le sirvió de inspiración. Sobre todo le interesaba explorar la naturaleza horizontal de este paisaje en particular desde una perspectiva de ángulos amplios. La luz y el color también eran consideraciones fundamentales en sus pinturas y litografías. Había realizado otras pinturas a menor escala durante esta época utilizando técnicas con aerógrafo. Él consideraba más seguro el uso de la pintura acrílica y además le permitía superponer colores, lo que le llevó experimentar en su obra con texturas además de con la luz y la transparencia.