Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Art Review - "Landscape at Fontainebleau Forest" by Abbott Handerson Thayer

For #MuseumTourTuesday, here is a landscape by Abbott Handerson Thayer that I'm finding particularly inspiring. The painting is simply stated, and yet the colors create an atmosphere where one can almost smell the forest.

I've been plein air painting this week in the Deepdene of Olmsted Linear Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to give visitors the experience of a remote forest, despite being in the heart of historic Druid Hills in Atlanta, Georgia.

The feeling is similar to Thayer's piece, and I couldn't help but have this in the back of my mind as I worked.
"Landscape at Fontainebleau Forest" • Abbott Handerson Thayer • Oil on Cardboard
• 21.5" x 18" • 1876 • Private Collection

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