Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Worth a Thousand Words: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, 1857, Frederic Edwin Church
via Wikipedia
In my continuing leisurely reading of Art: A New History by Paul Johnson we've gotten to the painters who did such a splendid job of showing North America's natural beauty. They're often called the Hudson River School or the Luminous School but Johnson argues that that is limiting the artists too much.

However that may be it reminded me of the breathtaking paintings we saw at the Hudson River School show at the Amon Carter Museum a few years ago. There is simply nothing like seeing paintings in real life.

The computer can't do it justice but do be sure to click through on the link above to see the painting in as large a size as possible.

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