Artwork of the Week: October 18, 2020
John Henri Moser (1876-1951), Quaking Aspens Golden Autumn, c.1937, oil on masonite, 30 x 24 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.
One of the first artists to incorporate French modernist color and form into his paintings of the Utah landscape, John Henri Moser is beloved for his expressive and vibrant style. Paintings like this, his charming exploration of autumn’s chromaticism in the orange and gold foliage of quaking aspens, however, were more than a colorful transcription of the natural view. Full of wonder and awe, inspired by all of God’s loving creations, Moser painted sights like these as an act of devotion, testifying of God’s glory with brush and paint.