This exhibition is about how artists found inspiration through nature landscapes. These landscapes gave them a new perspective on life, whether it is being more conscious about the destruction of the Earth or just finding a spiritual revelation.
Thomas Cole can be considered the grandfather of painting nature landscapes. Seen in of his earlier works, Sunny Morning on the Hudson River (1827), is the impact nature had on Cole spiritually. He was so inspired by the beauty of the Catskills that he started to paint the scenic view of his surroundings. The beautyContinue reading “Thomas Cole (1801-1848)”
He used nature landscapes as a way of escape. He created Meadow Lake (1983), on Season 2 episode 1 of his show, Joy of Painting. Ross made this painting as a call back to his days in the United States Air Force. While he was stationed in Alaska, he discovered much beauty in the AlaskanContinue reading “Bob Ross (1942-1995)”
Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/ Out Back of Marie’s II (1930) and Red and Yellow Cliffs (1940) were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s time in New Mexico. She was moved by the beauty seen in the mountains and rock formations around her. O’Keeffe states, “As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d neverContinue reading “Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)”
Thomas Kinkade was a painter who created landscapes as a way of representing his Christian faith. In his painting Mountain Majesty (1998), Kinkade represented nature as a joy and peace that God created on Earth. This can be seen by the sun shining through the top of the mountain, which symbolizes God and heaven. ThomasContinue reading “Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012)”
Dora Carrington was not a well-known artist during her life, but she found fame after her death. She was most famous for her landscape paintings. One of her more famous paintings, Spanish Landscape with Mountains (1924), was inspired by her trip to Spain and France in the 1920s. When she saw the Sierra Nevada mountainContinue reading “Dora Carrington (1893-1932)”
Peter Doig is a Scottish painter who is a master at landscape paintings. He uses his nature landscapes as a way of creating nostalgia. An example of this would be in his art piece, Orange Sunshine (1995). The goal of this painting was to bring back a memory if a ski trip he had whenContinue reading “Peter Doig (1959-Present)”
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