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Views from a train window – Landscape painting Oil paint on canvas
This painting is in a private collection in Washington USA
…the experience of the landscape viewed in shorthand, the trick is to imply with the minimum of effort…
Unfortunately the majority of landscape art fails miserably. However, ‘Lake Lucerne: the Bay of Uri from above Brunnen‘ circa 1844 (by Turner) is the ultimate painting of landscape and nature – it tells a massive story with very little content. This has been an important painting for me since the early 1970’s. I have always admired the New York Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th century but when I first saw this painting by Turner…… my socks were blown off. It is without doubt a clever (maybe unfinished) conceptual landscape painting.
Peter Bright (aka This Window)
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