Monday, June 11, 2012

Among the Sierra Nevada

One of my all-time favorite artists is Hudson River school painter, Albert Bierstadt. Bierstadt was a German-American who, during the late 1800's, travelled west and brought back imaginative compilations of the American landscape. His paintings are as dauntingly massive as the subjects he depicted. Among the Sierra Nevada, California measures in at over ten feet wide. I did a Bierstadt reproduction while in art school, it's a wonder why I haven't tapped his work for an alter until now. It's possible that the challenge of shrinking a ten foot painting to sixty-three millimeters was not something I wanted to take on until now.

As a bonus, I felt it appropriate to upload a 600dpi scan of this one. Right click, view in new window to check out some of the details.


I'll have a table at the SCG Invitational in Indianapolis this coming weekend. This alter will be on display and you're welcome to stop by and check it out in person. See you there!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Eric! Gorgeous alter! The original of this painting is at a museum in Chinatown D.C - I hope you've seen it in person!

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  2. Thanks and yes. There are several Bierstadt's in DC. Lake Lucern at the NGA is great along with Mount Corcoran and The Last Buffalo at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His work is just stunning in person.

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