Sunday, April 11, 2010

US Romantic and Realist landscape painting

The two major aspects of landscape painting could be said to be trees and water, sky and clouds as an  extra third option. See; United States Romantic and realist landscape paintings below. It is not such a large leap to imagine Ansel Adams' photography quoting these landscape views and compositional style, which is to say, Romantic landscape painting.

Frederic Edwin Church, Niagara, 1857; and Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, 1868; images quoted from: A World History of Art Revised 7th edition, 2009, Laurence King Publishing. pp 675, 676

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