Monday, November 8, 2010

Oxbow, Cole

I personally love this painting.

There is nothing more amazing to see than the discoloration of the sky at the onset of an incoming rain storm. It doesn't look like what we have water to be in our minds. It is a solid wall of darkness moving towards you. It looks like an extension of the storm clouds stretching completely to the ground. Cole has captured this incredible sight and even enhanced it by the contrast he creates in his picture. The left is filled with the dark rain and thick, green forest while the right shows the impact of civilization, farmland and scars of deforestation on the hillsides. 

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