Barbara McCallum 'Untitled (Dusk)'

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Barbara McCallum stands as a distinguished member of the prestigious Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, a group rooted in the legacy of Max Meldrum and dedicated to the exclusive pursuit of Tonal Realism. In the centennial span since its formation, this society has maintained a unique position in the art world with membership kept at a select twenty, inviting new artists only upon the natural transition or resignation of existing members.

McCallum's artistic journey traces back to her early exposure to Milly and Archie Colquhuon in Lorne, followed by mentorship under Graham Moore upon her relocation to Melbourne. Moore's teachings not only guided her path in tonal realism but also inspired her to become a teacher of traditional painting. She echoes Moore's philosophy that a realist painters essence lies in comprehending the intricacies of light, dark, and color in the visible world.

As a tonal realist, McCallum meticulously captures the interplay of light and shadow, infusing her artwork with a profound sense of volume and dimensionality. Her dedication to observing and understanding subject matter reflects the heart and soul of tonal realism, creating a painting that is a testament to the timeless beauty found in the nuanced portrayal of the visible world.

Barbara MCCALLUM
'Untitled (Dusk)'
oil on canvas board
Image Size: 23 x 28 cm
Dimensions: 43 x 48 x 3 cm
Signed: Signed 'Barbara McCallum' lower left.
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to the frame. There is no disruption to the paint surface.

(C) The Artist or Assignee