Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Fine Art Tuesday


Old Stage Coach

Eastman Johnson born in Maine 1824. Died in 1906.

Studied in Europe where he fell in love with Realism.

Notable for painting "ordinary" people.

Negro Life at the South painted 1859.

Notable for the sly, social digs. This scene is from the Negro quarters (i.e. back of house) in Washington D.C. Observe that the woman in the upper, left window is much darker in color than her baby. The building is quite broken down and decrepit on this end but likely to be quite fine on the side that faces the street.

Objiwa wigwam at Grand Portage

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