Paintings of California

Paintings of California California embodies the American desire to explore frontiers Collected here in Paintings of California are the works of than sixty of America s finest artists all of whom were drawn to the beauty of

  • Title: Paintings of California
  • Author: Arnold Skolnick
  • ISBN: 9780520211841
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • California embodies the American desire to explore frontiers Collected here in Paintings of California are the works of than sixty of America s finest artists, all of whom were drawn to the beauty of California s kaleidoscopic geography and the diversity of her people.The than ninety landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes in the book are a revealing depiction notCalifornia embodies the American desire to explore frontiers Collected here in Paintings of California are the works of than sixty of America s finest artists, all of whom were drawn to the beauty of California s kaleidoscopic geography and the diversity of her people.The than ninety landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes in the book are a revealing depiction not just of the changing topography but of the creation and persistence of the myth of the American dream The images demonstrate the inspiration provided by sun, sky, and sea, and range from awe inspiring renderings of giant sequoias to prophetic warnings about the costs of urbanization.Among the painters included are Albert Bierstadt, George Bellows, Richard Diebenkorn, Childe Hassam, David Hockney, George Inness, David Park, Frank Romero, Ed Ruscha, Alexis Smith, Wayne Thiebaud, and Nicola Wood Accompanying the paintings are brief selected writings from such authors as John Muir, Mark Twain, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, and John Steinbeck that echo the passion of the paintings In her introduction, Ilene Susan Fort amplifies these excerpts, exploring the history of California and its art and also the unique qualities that have made the state so seductive to explorers, tourists, and artists alike The book concludes with biographical notes on the artists and information about the collections of the major California museums.

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    1. I was fortunate enough to tour a home in the historical are of San Francisco before a magazine shoot. In one of the rooms were the most unbelievably beautiful oil paintings of old California. I have been fascinated by them ever since. I cannot get enough of their beauty and understand why they are so highly esteemed.The light and color brings the true warmth of California. Not many painters know or use the technique today. I feel like I could just walk into one and feel the peaceful beauty and w [...]

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