Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Seaward Hill Iv

Seaward Hill Iv

Title

Seaward Hill Iv

Description

Dan Mason received his Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota. His work is in the corporate collections of Norwest, Star Tribune, General Mills, Dayton Hudson, and Unisys, to name a few.
He creates images in which architecture and landscape interact. These are settings that suggest scared sites, temple precincts, city squares, and landscape vistas. Both the landscape and architectural elements are radically simplified, to express an underlying geometry and sense of order. <br>These paintings are also experiments with form, color, texture, and light. Mason considers these as colorists paintings, because of the role of color as a subject in itself. The forms are defined by laying down oil color in the form of glazes. Many thin, transparent layers of oil color are applied in order to arrive at the final color and surface. …I"m looking for harmony and dissonance,‚ says Dan of his work.

Creator

Mason, Dan

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2005-06-01

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=235

Format

45
54
oil on linen

Type

Still image
Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)

Identifier

06012005.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/844