Monday, 29 October 2012

Albert Bierstadt - Approaching Thunderstorm on the Hudson River

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston triggered today's post.  They're closed today because of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the northeastern seabord of the USA.

Instead they posted a painting from their collection - Albert Bierstadt's (1830-1902) Storm in the Mountains - to their Facebook page 

So I went hunting for more images appropriate to the current weather situation and came up with yet another Bierstadt painting of a storm - this time Approaching Thunderstorm on the Hudson River

Approaching Thunderstorm on the Hudson River by Albert Bierstadt
Oil on paper mounted on board
48.9 x 34.29 cm (19¼" x 13½")
Public collection
Bierstadt produced some absolutely epic paintings during his career as an American landscape painter - in terms of both size of subject matter and size of his paintings.  You can see a very long slideshow of some 200+ paintings by Albert Bierstadt on Wikipaintings.

2 comments:

Margaret McInnes said...

This is so beautiful.
An artist I've never seen before.
After supper I'm going to Google him.
Good luck to all on the East Coast of the USAdmtsThe

Steve Kohr Fine Art said...

Love the work of Albert Bierstadt, as well as numerous other Hudson River artists. Amazing vistas, and their ability to convey light is breathtaking.

Steve

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