Thursday, February 16, 2012

Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt was born on January 7, 1830. He was a German American painter and was best known for his landscapes of the American West. He joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. He was the foremost painter of his scenes for most of the 19th century.  He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1833. He taught drawing and painting briefly before devoting himself to painting. He began making paintings in New England and upstate New York. He did a lot of traveling to different parts of the U.S.A. His paintings were very unique making everything organized and perfect. His paintings were very unique. In 1882, his studio in Irvington, New York was destroyed by fire, with many of his pictures.

  •      Its a satisfying painting of life in the south back in the day.
  •       The painter wants us to look at the bright sunset and texture of the sky and atmosphere.
  • ·         It looks like a cowboy life in a canyon of some sort.
  • ·         There is a group of livestock and many other animals
  • ·         Also people on horseback herding the animals
  • ·         It looks like they are on a trail.
  • ·         There is a reflection of the sunset on the little ponds making it beautiful scenery.
  • ·         It was painted by Albert Bierstadt.
  • ·         The texture and lines are very intriguing. They show the difference in the mountain shape and the difference in tree.
  • ·         The shapes of the trees and animals show the measure and texture of the painting.


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