Dimensions: 12 x 9 1/2 inches
Artist details: American, 1955
Date finished: 2001
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager):
"Art Werger always puts mezzotint to good use and he uses it to its fullest in this dark, snowy scene. Passage has all of the best elements of a night scene - high contrast, shadows, reflections, and mystery. The subtle differences in the footprints tell you which figures are coming and which are going, but their faces are obscured by darkness and their umbrellas fighting against the wind. I feel cold but comforted imagining myself in the quiet night, my footsteps muted by the snow. The lighting and depth of view reminds me of other great artists like John Sloan and others of the 1920s-40s. It is a beautifully executed, timeless scene."