Eye Candy for Today: Bierstadt’s Merced River

Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Albert Bierstadt
Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Albert Bierstadt.

When looking at Bierstadt’s large canvasses, I always see multiple smaller compositions within the whole. I’m also constantly delighted at how painterly Bierstadt’s works can be when viewed close up.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use Fullscreen link, then zoom or download arrow.

6 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Bierstadt’s Merced River”

  1. There is a special talent to being able to make one’s art look just as good from afar and it does from up close. The textures in this painting are wonderful too!

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