Definitions

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  • n. An artist working in the style of tonalism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In painting, one who aims at a prevailing tone of color, or a harmonious color scheme, produced by effects of light and shade in their relation to the principal light rather than by contrasts of color.

Etymologies

tonal +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ruth Compson Trumble (1892 – 1964), affectionately known as Auntie Winkie, married the tonalist painter and disciple of Max Meldrum Peter (A. E.)

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  • Turner, a colorist, reveled in color like a Bacchanal; Rousseau, a tonalist, felt it like a vestal; but both had the sense of color in the subtlest refinement.

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  • Ranging between the tonalist and post-Impressionist extremes of Monterey art colony style, Yuan worked wildly unevenly.

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  • Caffin thought that photography as a fine art (the title of his book) "will record facts but not as facts," and he doubtless had in mind the model of Pictorialism-taking pictures which looked as much as possible like tonalist paintings such as those of Innes and perhaps Whistler.

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  • Known as a 19th-century tonalist painter, Blakelock has been historically associated with two dominant themes -- moonlight scenes and Indian encampments.

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  • After studying at the Academie Julian, Redmond returned to California in 1898 and settled in Los Angeles, where his more European tonalist style of painting soon developed into a brighter palette inspired by the exceptional California landscape.

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