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Haunted Burchfield

Anyone who knows me knows I love the American artist, Charles Burchfield, and one thing I love about him is that even in the sunlight, he will put some gloom, and in that little bit of gloom, there is always light. 

Charles Burchfield is not loved by everyone; he is too dark for some, too brown, too gray, and I have heard friends say, “He gives me the creeps.” But I for one am all for giving folks the creeps.

Burchfield’s canvases are metamorphic, they breathe, they form. Landscapes that are so alive, they pull you in, out of your comfort zone, like Alice through the looking glass. Folks who scare easily, need to be scared more often. It’s good to look away from the mirror in a familiar room and go outside. There’s confusion before understanding, not knowing before you do know; you have to be lost before you are sure where you are.

Below are fifteen creepy paintings by Charles Burchfield. Happy Halloween. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Train Under a Bridge, 1933

 

Abandoned Farmhouse, 1932.

 

The Black Barn, 1930

 

 

Haunted Evening, 1919

 

Twilight Phantom,1957

 

Mist Phantoms at Dawn,1960

 

 

The Mysterious Bird, 1917.

 

Swamp Apparitions, 1962

 

 

House of Mystery, 1925

 

Night Landscape, 1917-18.

 

Forest Fire at Night, 1920

 

Forest Fire at Night, 1920

 

Haunted Twilight, 1954-62

 

Night Scene, 1919

 

 

Nighthawks at Twilight,1917-49

One Comment

  1. Posted 24 Oct ’22 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this post, Don. Love Burchfield.

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