Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Eye Candy for Today: Church’s icebergs

Posted by Charley Parker at 3:37 pm

The Icebergs, Frederic Edwin Church
The Icebergs, Frederic Edwin Church

On Wikimedia Commons, larger here. Original is in the Dallas Museum of Art. There is an article about the painting on the Wall Street Journal. You can get a sense of the scale of the painting in this photo from Steve Doherty’s blog.

Just in case you haven’t seen enough ice yet.

2 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Church’s icebergs »

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  1. Comment by Brett Lee
    Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    Mr. Parker,
    Thank you for this. I saw The Icebergs at the Dallas Museum of Art twenty-five years ago and never forgot it. It is magnificent.

    Your blog is a delight and I look forward to reading it. Thanks for that too.
    Best regards,
    Brett Lee

  2. Comment by Seth Rosamilia
    Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I’m amazed at the diversity in color Church captures in something we normally think of as fairly monochromatic.

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