Panoramic Landscape (Paysage panoramique)
On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
Sketching outside, artists made informal studies in oils or charcoal of terrain, foliage, and sky—glimpses of often unremarkable topography through which they conveyed their sensory experiences of light and atmosphere. They often used these quickly rendered landscapes as inspiration for formal compositions made in their studios. Such nineteenth-century pleinairists were an important influence on subsequent generations of artists, including Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, who carried small panels to work outside to capture his motifs in bold, saturated colors.
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
5 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (14.3 x 29.2 cm)
frame: 9 7/8 × 15 1/2 × 2 3/4 in. (25.1 × 39.4 × 7 cm) (show scale)
Healy Purchase Fund B
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Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867). Panoramic Landscape (Paysage panoramique), ca. 1831-1834. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 5 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (14.3 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Healy Purchase Fund B, 1999.30 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.30_SL1.jpg)
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