Thursday, June 18, 2015

Eduard Alexander Hilverdink paintings in GeocodedArt

A snowy view of the Smedestraat, Haarlem

Painting by Eduard Alexander Hilverdink (1846-1891).  His paintings, virtually all exteriors, include a great deal of atmosphere.  You get the sense that you can tell how soon rain (or more snow) is coming.  His did some marine works, but the architecture of city centers was his principal subject.  The street life he shows is minimal, and is there not to be appreciate for itself but to help set the mood and add perspective for rendering the key feature into the hazy distance.

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