Artist Brings Modern Eclecticism to Cornwall and the World

Carl with 2 of his works in Toronto
Carl with 2 of his works in Toronto
CORNWALL, Ontario - Oct. 11, 2018 - PRLog -- Artist Carl Parker has never been easy to pin down and true to form, his art hasn't been either.  The New Brunswick native, and now Cornwall resident, has been praised for his unique style of painting, a mix of impressionism, surrealism, realism and abstraction, a style which has taken him, and his work, to various parts of Canada and Europe.

Asked about his style, Parker explained that while he informally refers to it as spontaneous flow, the more formal term for it is something else, something he borrowed from the fields of architecture and philosophy, modern eclecticism.  "The term," he states, is the most accurate description of what his painting is.  He went on to explain that for him, to be tied to any one artistic movement proved to be limiting, both in terms of his growth as an artist and his own artistic expression.

The term eclecticism has previously been used in the fine art context.  In the 18th century, Sir Joshua Reynolds, then head of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, U.K. was the foremost proponent of the movement.

It seems Parker has, in some way resurrected the concept in a modern context.  When asked about this, the artist chuckled and said, "I guess I'm the father of Modern Eclecticism".

To view more of Parker's work, feel free to visit his website at

M. R. Johnson
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