Dec 2, 2006

Museum of Depressionist Art

Sometimes a good find is hard to share, but not in this instance. I have never entered this museum without being humbled. And so, gentle reader, here is a sample of its great works of art:

Halcyon Le Brume

One of the Depressionist landscape masters of the 19th century, Le Brume's work challenges the viewer as much as it must have challenged the artist. This huge canvas (5' x 12') (1.5 m x 3.6 m) is believed to represent the winter Breton coastline, home of some of the world's great fogs. Le Brume labored from sunrise to sunset for most of February, 1859 to capture the luminous opacity of his subject, oftentimes despairing of capturing the proper nuances of light and shade...

To read more of this critique and see a detail of this special painting, click here.

1 comment:

eric3000 said...

Ha ha! I love the "detail"!