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MollyFootman 3:53PM | Tue, 14 June 2022
I looked up Albert Bierstadt and enjoyed his sprawling images of the American West. Having the struggling climber appear to be a scantily clad native American is a great image to go with those pictures. Thank you, as always for an image and for an excuse to look at some great artwork. =)
3DClassics 5:17AM | Wed, 15 June 2022
J'ai visité pas mal de musées aux Etats-Unis et les oeuvres des paysagistes américains du XIXème y sont fort présentes car ils étaient très nombreux, y compris les photographes. Il y a du Friedrich parfois chez Bierstadt. J'ai un faible pour Remington qui s'interessait plus aux gens qu'aux grands espaces. Peinture souvent anecdotique, mais qui témoigne d'un monde qui a disparu. Et puis il s'est intéressé aux Amérindiens, pas seulement aux vastes espaces.
marcopol Online Now! 12:16AM | Thu, 16 June 2022
J'aime aussi la peinture de Remington pour les mêmes raisons.
JoeJarrah 6:44AM | Sun, 19 June 2022
My first though on seeing this was "Sacagawea", and so I wonder if the painting is of the Lewis and Clark expedition (I must confess to not being familiar with much of Bierstadt's oeuvre, though I know hid did make pictures of that subject). While perhaps not the virtually omniscient guide folklore has made her, she was still key in the success of that expedition, which both literally and metaphorically scaled mountains, though credit is seldom given to the "supporting cast"... I find it interesting, as an aside, to read that some contemporaries criticised Bierstadt for including native Americans in his paintings, saying it spoiled the majesty pf the landscape!