"In the still water of the fountains one saw the splash of human faces, ignited by these gold and scarlet stars as they rose hissing into heaven like thirsty swans." from Justine by Lawrence Durrell.

Monday, November 17, 2014


                                                                                                ©2014 Andy deBruyn

I see patterns and tonalities in nature all the time. It's just how my eye is wired. And I use the singular because I think it's the inner eye too. A lot of it may have to do with my love of 17th and 18th century landscape painters, especially Corot and Constable.

And the Hudson River School painters have definitely altered the way I perceive nature.

In the HRS, nature always looms large, overpowering, and man is just a small object placed somewhere in the landscape. As a peasant, as an observer.

Favorites include, Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and Arthur Brown Durand.

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