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Dec 09

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of The Sunset — An Alternative to Revolution

PLEASE BE SURE to click on the painting below to ENLARGE it.

 

 

THE ART OF THE SUNSET

AN ALTERNATIVE TO REVOLUTION

 

 

The man is blessed who everyday is permitted to behold anything so pure and serene as the western sky at sunset—while revolutions vex the world.

Henry David Thoreau*

 

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Church

Frederic Church, Sunset, Bar Harbor, 1854, oil on paper mounted on canvas, Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York

 

Both American artist Frederic Church (1826-1900) and his countryman author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) were forerunners of the environmental movement, inspired by the wilderness of the newly formed United States.  Church moved many Americans with his panoramic landscapes of the Hudson River as well as other sites along the East coast including Maine’s Bar Harbor above. While Thoreau communed with nature at a lake near Concord, Massachusetts where he lived for two years, immortalizing this experience in the still influential Walden: or Life in the Woods.

*Quote is from A Year in Thoreau’s Journal: 1851

 

And you might also want to view our blog,

The Art of Mindfulness: Sunset Reflections, from Monet to NASA

 

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

Learn more about Frederic Church and his visions in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

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