By the Light of the MoonArtist(s)P.J. HornbergerObject Creation Date1991Medium & Supportoil on canvasDimensions
22 1/4 x 30 9/16 in. (56.5 x 77.6 cm);22 5/16 x 30 1/2 in. (56.52 x 77.47 cm)Credit LineGift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art CollectionLabel copy
P. J. Hornberger
United States, 20th century
By the Light of the Moon
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection, 2002/1.190
One prominent genre among contemporary folk painters is memory painting, when the artist paints either their own memories or those of an imagined past. Memory paintings often feature family or community activities, or scenes that include stereotypes or now-obsolete objects. Many memory paintings, like By the Light of the Moon, take place in rural settings and convey a sense of contentment and nostalgia for life in the past. Hornberger runs a contemporary roadside studio in Carmine, Texas.
(Out of the Ordinary, 2010)Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object TypelandscapeCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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