Saturday, March 12, 2016

Landscape: Durand

"Kindred Spirits" by Asher B. Durand. Poet William Cullen Bryant and painter Thomas Cole are the two people, in an idealized view of two scenes that actually can't be viewed together: Fawns Leap in Kaaterskill Clove and the Kaaterskill Falls, both in the Catskill Mountains. The kindred feelings of the title can refer to the two people and also their spiritual connection to the natural world, in turn communicated through Durand's evocative depiction.

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