Doing the BioGem research on Anders Zorn this week, I was pleased to get this post in my inbox from Elin Pendleton. I was intriqued by Zorn's attitude about his work; Elin's description is right on target.
"One of the criteria for current excellence in paintings (the work of Mian Situ comes to mind, as does Anders Zorn) is that if one isolates any smaller portion of these works, the color, brushwork and design holds up, even in those smaller spaces. Next time you are presented with one of these paintings, do some dividing and see if it ain't so."
However, I have to say that when thinking about color, brushwork and design, Elin also comes to mind. http://www.elinart.com/