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The Ingbretson Studio: The Boston School World of Light and Color

Old Hat   by Paul Ingbretson

Old Hat
by Paul Ingbretson

The Guild of Boston Artists is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Boston School painter Paul Ingbretson and his students at its Newbury Street gallery November 3 - December 1, 2018. In his classical "atelier" Mr. Ingbretson has trained painters for over 30 years in the legacy of the school of impressionist color realism handed down from the Boston School painters of the first half of the Twentieth Century. 

The Boston School tradition has its roots in the holistic representation of the visual world as practiced by the earliest of "impressionists": Velazquez and Vermeer. It is further informed by the brilliant discoveries of Monet in the use of an intense full color spectrum to more powerfully express the light. Their "visual" approach encompasses the truth not only of light per Monet but the greatest painterly developments of the nineteenth century. Referred to by R.H. Ives Gammell as the "greatest evolution of impressionism," Boston School painting involves a search for the great relational truths and the resulting beauty of the visual world. Rather than the standard object drawing outline-based realism it operates by the careful articulation of a series of interrelated visual components or "effects" that together make the "music"