The Side Street BY ALBERT HECKMAN
THE INFLUENCE OF Cezaanne weighs rather heavily on this otherwise
interesting village scene by the versatile Albert Heckman.
While the great Frenchman properly made his and future generations of artists
increasingly aware of the formal dynamics of painting, he unfortunately made some
positively self-conscious about them. The Side Street suffers somewhat from a
rather too literal interpretation of the fundamental form of objects,
but otherwise it maintains its individuality.
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The prevailing note is one of sobriety,
of bleakness even-the mountain in the background crowds the scene, dehumanizing it
further. place for human habitation.
Heckman forty-six years Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, he finished his art studies at the
Leipzig Institute of Graphic Arts.
Working in many media, he is also a teacher of note.
He is the author of Paintings of Many Lands and Ages.