adding context to Fine Art
and illuminating Geography
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
George Vicat Cole Paintings Geocoded
George Vicat Cole (1833-1893) painted almost exclusively outdoor scenes, and these only occasionally included any man-made structure, or any evidence of human presence. His works generally feature overcast skies, without direct sunlight, leaving the edges of most objects are a little blurred. Equally hazy are the specific locations of most of his scenes: the majority do not carry a title that would identify the spot of the pleasing "Country Life" or "Landscape with Sheep". They do all possess a far horizon, the sort of spot that would make a passerby to stop for a moment to consider what a pleasant land they were passing through.