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Old 10-22-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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Anything renoir , I have about a dozen of them that are my favorites.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Mmm oh so many to choose from...think Ill have to go for a landscape Albert Bierstadt, Among the Seirra Mountains..
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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Albert Bierstadt - 'Among the Sierra Nevada, California' 1868




https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F..._Mountains.jpg
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Even though Bierstadt's paintings like this one are mash-ups done from a bunch of different color sketches and are somewhat exaggerated, he was still a killer good painter of atmosphere and mood. And the individual elements in the painting above were all fairly accurate, even though they weren't all in one place.

His paintings had to fill a purpose- the government was trying to encourage westward settlement at a time when few folks knew a thing about what the west actually looked like.
There were lots of verbal descriptions by then, but his paintings were the first visuals that were widely seen, and the reaction to them was spectacularly successful. Some of them are huge; this one is over 6 feet tall and 12 feet long, which must have increased their impact when viewed.

He painted them in his Rome studio, and then exhibited them in Berlin and London before they were shipped to the U.S.

His images did a lot to further the idea that America was the Promised Land.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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There were lots of verbal descriptions by then, but his paintings were the first visuals that were widely seen, and the reaction to them was spectacularly successful. Some of them are huge; this one is over 6 feet tall and 12 feet long, which must have increased their impact when viewed...

..His images did a lot to further the idea that America was the Promised Land.
Interesting commentary, as usual.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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Thomas Moran (18371926) - Pack Trail, Grand Canyon


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Old 01-05-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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Thomas Moran - 'The Three Tetons' [1895]





Mt. Moran, above, was named for the artist by members of the Hayden Expedition.


As if that wasn't impressive enough:

Your favourite painting-moran-painting-.jpg

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Old 01-05-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife is a big fan of Thomas Kinkade, and we actually got to meet him in one of his shops in Gatlinburg, Tn. where she got a signed print. Her favorite is End of a Perfect Day 2.
I'm still a Norman Rockwell fan myself!

https://thomaskinkade.com/art/the-en...v=7516fd43adaa

https://www.icanvas.com/canvas-print...375#1PC3-26x26

Sorry for showing pricing, but wasn't sure where to find the pictures online that weren't for sale. lol
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:18 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Albert Bierstadt - 'Among the Sierra Nevada, California' 1868




https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F..._Mountains.jpg
always loved his work and this one in particular, made a point to track this one down in the American Museum of Art when I visited DC a few years ago. A massive painting, ten feet wide.

recently moved to a new home that had a AV opening above the fireplace that figured to be a good place as anyone to locate a Bierstadt into. Decided against a print as I thought a canvas would look better and rolled the dice and ordered one up from one of the on-line reproduction sites, the painting came from China and I am pleased enough with the result that I am happy to display it, will post it later.

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Old Today, 05:18 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Li Wei Bierstadt...



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