Thursday, December 10, 2009

Albert Bierstadt ~ Mount Hood


This post could have been entitled view from my window – not the idyllic country setting but the looming white mountain, the sleeping volcano with the name Mt. Hood. Albert Bierstadt created this painting in 1869. He and his contemporaries are no longer with us but the mountain continues to live on in the painting and as part of the view of the people who live in the greater Portland area. The main reason for selecting this painting as the piece of the week here at Fifty Two Pieces is that it will be Arcy Douglass' subject at the Portland Art Museum Artist Talk tonight, 10 December 2009. Check back with us during the course of the next week to hear more about Douglass' talk, Albert Bierstadt and Mount Hood.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I love the leap from Duchamp to Bierstadt!