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  • Seascape, Newport

    Slide Notes

    See where the horizon line cuts across the painting in proportion to the canvas. 

    Details

    Seascape, Newport

    about 1867

    John Frederick Kensett, American, 1816–1872

    Dimensions

    91.44 x 152.72 cm (36 x 60 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.441

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Sailboats

    Slide Notes

    See how horizon lines that disappear effect the viewers sense of place within the painting.

    Details

    Sailboats

    1850s

    Isaac Sprague, American, 1811–1895

    Dimensions

    15.56 x 23.49 cm (6 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on artists board

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1977.217

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • A Whaler in the Ice, Chopping Out

    Slide Notes

    Details

    A Whaler in the Ice, Chopping Out

    after 1869

    William Bradford, American, 1823–1892

    Dimensions

    Image/canvas, approximately: 75.7 x 121.2 cm (29 13/16 x 47 11/16 in.) Framed: 94.9 x 140.3 cm (37 3/8 x 55 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Charcoal and thinned oil paint on gray primed canvas, varnished

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    1997.147

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Departure of Fishing Boats, YPort

    Slide Notes

    See how the Impressionists attention to light and water effected landscape traditions and horizon lines

    Details

    Departure of Fishing Boats, Yport

    1900

    Maxime Camille Louis Maufra, French, 1861–1918

    Dimensions

    54.0 x 65.1 cm (21 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    19.1316

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Morning on the Seine, near Giverny

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Morning on the Seine, near Giverny

    1896

    Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

    Dimensions

    73.7 x 93 cm (29 x 36 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    39.655

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Rabb Gallery (Europ. 1870-1900) - 255 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Broad Landscape

    Slide Notes

    See how coastal lines and horizon lines change the composition

    Details

    Broad Landscape

    about 1862

    Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

    Dimensions

    17.4 x 35.9 cm (6 7/8 x 14 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Pastel on paper

    Classification

    Pastels

    Accession Number

    22.605

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • American Landscape

    Slide Notes

    How does the graphic quality of print making effect the horizon line? How do the subjects in the foreground and other horizontal lines change the effect?

    Details

    American Landscape

    1920

    Edward Hopper, American, 1882–1967

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 19.1 x 31.8 cm (7 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.) Sheet: 33 x 46 cm (13 x 18 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Etching

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    29.2009

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Castilian Landscape

    Slide Notes

    Look at how the painting's strong brushstrokes effect the horizon. Also, think about how the time of day influences the style and colors used to paint the sky. 

    Details

    Castilian Landscape

    1909

    Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta, Spanish, 1870–1945

    Dimensions

    57.5 x 61.3 cm (22 5/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    42.571

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Autumn: October. Hillside, Noonday...

    Slide Notes

    See how the painting's perspective changes as the horizon line moves to the top of the canvas. Notice how the artist captures the change of Autumn sunlight with more golden hues. 

    Details

    Autumn: October. Hillside, Noonday, Glen Cove, Long Island

    1860

    John La Farge, American, 1835–1910

    Dimensions

    31.75 x 24.13 cm (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    35.1166

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • The Campagna

    Slide Notes

    How does sunset transform a landscape? What do we notice about the horizon line that we would not see during middle of the day?

    Details

    The Campagna

    1862

    John Rollin Tilton, American, 1833–1888

    Dimensions

    57.47 x 92.39 cm (22 5/8 x 36 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    RES.10.18

    Collections
    Americas More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Catalogue Raisonné: 908-8

    Slide Notes

    See how abstract painting can "get at" a horizon line while obscuring the our ideas of a landscape painting

    Details

    Description

    Multimedia

  • pivot blue green

    Slide Notes

    See how Anne Lindberg's pivot blue green captures the colors and light of landscape painting with contemporary abstract sculpture.

    Details

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Vertical Landscape Painting

    Slide Notes

    Jason Middlebrook as part of "Landscape Abstracted"

    Details

    Vertical Landscape Painting

    2011

    Jason Middlebrook, American, born in 1966

    Dimensions

    165 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (420.4 x 105.4 x 4.4 cm)

    Medium

    Acrylic on black walnut plank

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    2012.4

    Collections
    Contemporary Art
    On View
    Lubin Gallery (Recent Acquisitions) - 263 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia