Ruth Smith

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Ruth Smith (1913-1958) from Vágur, Faroe Islands was a Faroese painter. Ruth Smith's work dealt with colours more sensitively than many of her contemporaries. She catches the Faroese light in her pictures, and the colours vibrate under brush lines. Inspired by Cézanne, her landscapes have impressionist influences. Nevertheless her work is considered as a representative of realism.

Perhaps the seeds to her thematic inspirations were sown during these years while she walked the same lonely distance every day in the ever changing weather where the heavy fog was suddenly dissolved by clear colours that would calm everything down again just as quickly disappear in a light mist. Or it could be a windy, rainy storm with a gleam of sunshine between the rain showers.


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