Wednesday, December 21, 2016

George Loring Brown Paintings in Italy

George Loring Brown (1814-1889) works have more of a look of a memory than a current field of view.  This is especially true in long view panoramas in Italy,  less so in paintings of his native New England: (though his White Mountain paintings all have just a perfect amount of fall color for accent).
The paintings in Italy evoke more of a collective memory than just his own: the glory that once was, and a reflection on what is lasting.  His views generally did not include any humans: maybe he regarded them as transitory also.

George Loring Brown paintings geocoded

View of the Temple of Peace in the Roman Forum
by George Loring Brown

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