Eye Candy for Today: Julian Alden Weir’s The Factory Village

The Factory Village,  Julian Alden Weir, American Impressionist painting
The Factory Village, Julian Alden Weir

In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the “Download” or “Enlarge” links under the image on their site.

In this late 19th century scene — that makes factory life seem almost idyllic — I love Weir’s textural application of paint and the way he uses it to soften his edges, particularly in the trunk and branches of the tree.


3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Julian Alden Weir’s The Factory Village”

  1. J. Alden Weir made over 1300 paintings in his life.
    His closest friend was John Henry Twachtman. known for his impressionist landscapes.
    A critic wrote that Weir was “the first among American to use Impressionistic methods and licenses successfully.”

  2. WOW!
    When Weir and Twachtman held their joint exhibition at the American Art Association, their works were shown adjacent to and compared with those of French Impressionists, Claude Monet and Albert Besnard.

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