Tag: Landscape

The Lackawanna Valley by George Inness

The Lackawanna Valley by George Inness

This blog investigates several aspects of The Lackawanna Valley painting such as:

  • Why the train?
  • George Inness’s rejection
  • Opposites in harmony

Gray and Gold by John Rogers Cox

Gray and Gold by John Rogers Cox

Fascinating insights about the Gray and Gold Painting lie ahead, including:

  • John Rogers Cox: Bank Teller-Painter-Soldier-Painter
  • Fences and distance in Gray and Gold
  • Magic mixed with Realism
  • A meticulous method

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet by Gustave Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet by Gustave Courbet

Here’s why Bonjour Monsieur Courbet was kind of a big deal.

  • Characters details in Bonjour Monsieur Courbet.
  • Courbet’s giant ego.
  • Courbet’s prominent landscape.
The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

This investigation of the Thomas Eakins painting The Biglin Brothers Racing includes:

  • Challenges on The Biglin Brothers Racing canvas and off.
  • After rainfall, a rushed riverside sketch.
  • My Biglin Brothers Racing YouTube video.
  • With Frequently Asked Questions such as, “Who are the two men in The Biglin Brothers Racing painting?”

The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks

The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks

Quaker Edward Hicks’s painting Cornell Farm features:

  • Control freak tendencies or animalistic urges?
  • A glowing warmth of holy light.
  • Popular pastor, sign-maker, and famous painter.
  • Frequently Asked Questions include, “What kind of painting is The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks?”

The Blind Girl by John Everett Millais

The Blind Girl by John Everett Millais

Every time I look at The Blind Girl I forget the two girls are beggars. That may be due to the blind girl’s blissful expression. Also, John Everett Millais sets them in a picturesque field of lush, joyful color.

Frozen River by Hendrick Avercamp

Frozen River by Hendrick Avercamp

Mute painter Henrick Avercamp sings an icy opera with Frozen River. In fact, his expressions range from delight to death here. Without a word spoken, Avercamp tells us a complex emotional story.

The UnderCliff by Richard Parkes Bonington

The UnderCliff by Richard Parkes Bonington

Waves crash The Undercliff painting with foreboding. This makes sense. After all, Richard Parkes Bonington painted it one month before dying.

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

Clarity and purpose shine through Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel. Its sharp cold bite make this more than a landscape. But on the most basic level it’s one of the best landscapes ever.

Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer

Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip delights in joyful nostalgia. No matter the life we’ve led, at some point we all had a moment like this. These scampering bare feet sing to us of freedom.

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by George Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by George Bingham

George Caleb Bingham’s painting, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, dwells in romanticism. The work reminds us that romance in art takes many forms.

Approaching Storm by Eugène Boudin

Approaching Storm by Eugène Boudin

Nature versus Man whips like wind through the painting Approaching Storm. Eugène Boudin often painted the moneyed and middle class. Their fancy finery struck a wry contrast with Mother Nature.

Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiuolo

Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiuolo

What twists await in the Apollo and Daphne painting?

The God Apollo’s Me Too moment.
Daphne prefers life as a tree over Apollo’s advances.
In Apollo and Daphne – her choice is everything.

Here Comes The Diesel by Leon Kossoff

Here Comes The Diesel by Leon Kossoff

Here Comes the Diesel by Leon Kossoff feels like a fight. Viewers must battle our way through the choppy chaotic brambles to even see the title’s train.