"North River Shad" about 1910 oil on canvas by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) @artinstitutechi at the Art Institute of Chicago. Written near the painting: WIlliam Merrit Chase's "North River Shad" is a striking departure from his better-known Impressionist renderings of city parks and scenes in Shinnecock, New York. Here he was primarily interested in depicting surface texture; the fish displays the artist's virtuosity with pigment and brushwork. Brilliant white brushstrokes form its iridescent scales, accentuating the weight and density of the voluminous creature. Chase painted numerous versions of fish still lifes, many of which were quickly purchased by museums across the country. Because of the popularity of these works, Chase worried that he would be remembered only "as a painter of fish." #williammerrittchase #stilllife #dailyritual #stilllifeweek #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #iridescent #northrivershad
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  • jonlurie"North River Shad" about 1910 oil on canvas by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) @artinstitutechi at the Art Institute of Chicago. Written near the painting: WIlliam Merrit Chase's "North River Shad" is a striking departure from his better-known Impressionist renderings of city parks and scenes in Shinnecock, New York. Here he was primarily interested in depicting surface texture; the fish displays the artist's virtuosity with pigment and brushwork. Brilliant white brushstrokes form its iridescent scales, accentuating the weight and density of the voluminous creature. Chase painted numerous versions of fish still lifes, many of which were quickly purchased by museums across the country. Because of the popularity of these works, Chase worried that he would be remembered only "as a painter of fish." #williammerrittchase #stilllife #dailyritual #stilllifeweek #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #iridescent #northrivershad

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