Edge of Town (Ronda), 2016-18 Tim Stoner (b. 1970)
oil on linen
76.5 x 91.5 cm
30 1/8 x 36 1/8 in
Tim Stoner’s ‘Edge of Town (Ronda)’, 2016-18, depicts the same vantage point from which Bomberg made a number of works, unbeknownst to Stoner when making his. One goes off the main high street, up a hill and a right turn; the whole scene ends and there is a startling view into the New Town. In Bomberg's 'The City, Ronda, Spain', 1935, he opts for a more obvious calculation of the tops of the houses and trees, suggesting the denseness and friction of the area. It is a zoomed in perspective of Stoner's 'Edge of Town (Ronda)', both having in common depicting the house on the right. In Stoner's work, perhaps at dusk, the light is depicted with extreme handling of colour, as it falls behind the horizon line and dances among the marks of the sides and tops of houses. Bomberg's suggestion of light is done in opposite way; by using his finger to rub away colour, and revealing the paper beneath.
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