Eye Candy for Today: Theodore Robinson’s Old Bridge

The Old Bridge, Theodore Robonson
The Old Bridge, Theodore Robinson

Image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

This is one of my favorites by Robinson, who was among the earliest American painters to adopt the new style of the French Impressionists. It’s one of those paintings that you could divide up into a number of smaller compositions that would all work brilliantly.

I love the range of hues he’s expressed in the stone of the bridge, and the scumbled, broken color throughout.


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