Water View

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Turning the pages of art history back to the 1860’s brings us to the time of  professional travel painting.  Artists traveled to unfamiliar locations and captured a sense of place for a curious public. Often the paintings were commissioned by … Continued

Source Material

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In 1845 William Parson looked through the world’s  biggest telescope, then in Ireland.  He found and illustrated a spiral nebula, as he called it (example 1). Later we would recognize this as another galaxy.  In 1845 the idea of multiple … Continued

Winter Atmosphere

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Among Painters who enjoyed winter we have examples from Pieter Bruegel to Claude Monet to Winslow Homer.   Homer’s windy studio on Prouts Neck, Maine was so cold the ice in his water bucket froze if it sat more than 4 … Continued