Theme/Style Impressionism, Tonalism, Modernism, landscapes
Media Oils, murals
Artistic Focus Rinaldo Cuneo’s landscapes were termed by one art critic to be “more than mere physical contours, they are the very soul and essence of California materialized in line and color.” Never wedded to one style or technique, Cuneo’s use of color evolved throughout his career. Beginning with the earthy, flat colors of the Tonalists, he moved through a lighter, more pastel palette inspired by Monet and Seurat, and finally, late in life, to a palette that “vibrated with low-keyed, intense colors and radiance.”
• Cuneo was born in San Francisco into a family
of musicians and artists.
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