Paul Lauritz's Sierra Snowfields

Thank you, thank you Mr. Anonymous for loaning your “Sierra Snowfields” by Paul Lauritz (1889-1975) to the Jonathan Club for five years. We have enjoyed it for two years in its prominent position at the Town Club. The painting positively demands your attention, and when this happens, we should always ask ourselves, "Why?" Firstly, there are almost no “cool” colors to be found except in the sky. Even the darkest canyon shadows are a rich chocolate so you don’t feel you will freeze while you look. It says stop and tarry for a while. Secondly, wherever you start looking, your eye is drawn to the central element, the snowfield. During this meander around the painting, you find the naked rock cra

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