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Poster for contest: Arise, The Quake Recovery Project.Initiative by jovoto and the AIGA student group of the Academy of Arts University, SF

Stefan Johansson (Sweden 1876-1955), Afton efter regn (Evening after Rain), watercolor/canvas, 1934. Johansson's technique, watercolor layered on canvas, gives a distinctive and peculiar atmosphere to his art where light radiates from the canvas with an almost unearthly glow. Upon seeing Italian frescoes painted in dry tempera he quit oil paint for watercolor, shunning varnish or anything that made a picture shine. His slow technique left no brushstrokes. Sold by Stockholms Auktionsverk…