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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Bierstadt’s California Spring

Posted by Charley Parker at 9:21 am

California Spring by Albert Bierstadt
California Spring by Albert Bierstadt.

On Google Art Project, click image for zoom controls.

Original is in de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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  1. Comment by Mark
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    I don’t really wish to paint this way myself (not that I’m suggesting I could:) but whenever I see a Bierstadt landscape it nearly gives me shivers and If I was standing in front of one I am sure I would have goose bumps! That sky is a bit romantic but damn if it doesn’t look solid enough to fly through. And all that beautiful violet as well.

    Thanks for the share.

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