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Marcel Bovis
Homme marchant sur la structure métallique
Paris, 1930
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

Seascape - John Singer Sargent

Thomas Anshutz, The Ironworkers Noontime, 1880


Unlike other painters who strove for an accurate rendering of topography, Inness was concerned with setting a mood and conveying a profound experience of nature. There is a sense in these paintings, characteristic of Inness’s later work, that light and life are rapidly fading into darkness. 

This melancholy contrasts with the optimism commonly associated with young American landscape painters of the period, for whom the continent seemed to stretch toward a horizon of limitless possibility.

Top: George Inness, Summer Silence (End of an Autumn Day), 1892, Oil on canvas. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, The Harold H. Swift Bequest, 1967.9.

Bottom: George Inness The Coming Shower, 1892, Oil on canvas. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, The Harold H. Swift Bequest, 1962, 1978.202.


Georgia O’Keeffe, City Night, 1926, oil on canvas

Via Philadelphia Museum of Art - Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) - Low Tide, Cannon Street Bridge, 1901-3

Accession no.: 2005-86-1

Stairway at 48 rue de Lille Paris
Edward Hopper - 1906 
Whitney Museum of American Art
Oil on panel

1895 Frederic Remington - What an Unbranded Cow Has Cost

"She hated the namelessness of women in stories, as if they lived and died so that men could have metaphysical insights."

- Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding  (via glittergheist)

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"The moon hung over the planet Earth, a dead thing over a dying thing."

- John Fowles (via amandaonwriting)

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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
San Francisco Call, Press Headquarters Building, 1913

Jacques De Tonnancour (1917-2005), Untitled, 1960. Oil on masonite, 16 1/2 x 20 in.

Joseph Wright of Derby - Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View over the Islands in the Bay of Naples [c.1776-80] by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.

"Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald (via arkitextura)

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