The Four Seasons with Japser Johns

"Spring" by Jasper Johns, 1986

“Spring” by Jasper Johns, 1986

"Summer" by Jasper Johns, 1986

“Summer” by Jasper Johns, 1986

This week, I’ve found myself going back and visiting with the work of Jasper Johns. Specifically, “The Four Seasons” series.

I think that he began exploring the idea in the mid-80s, but Johns has revisited the Four Season idea a number of times through drawing, painting, and in print. One of my favorite things is the way the human shadow falls over the different object, implying that there is a human being standing there, but but not ever showing them directly. I really love John’s work. The textures, the symbols, and the flat fields of color.

"Fall" by Jasper Johns, 1986

“Fall” by Jasper Johns, 1986

"Winter" by Jasper Johns, 1986

“Winter” by Jasper Johns, 1986

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