Friday, January 02, 2009

Art and Trains

We finally got to see Art in the Age of Steam at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!  Wonderfully represented works in different periods of art and stages of steam travel development!  When my money order finally gets to Flickr, I'll organize my albums a bit and you can see some of the wonders of modern rail equipment that I've captured over the years.  In the meantime, enjoy my rendition in miniature (about 1 1/2 x 1 inch) of Monet's Gare d'Argenteuil in pencil and ink.  After Monet

Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926
Gare d'Argenteuil, 1872

Oil on canvas
Unframed: 18 3/4 x 28 inches (47.63 x 71.12 cm) Framed: 34 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 3 3/8 inches (88.27 x 92.71 x 8.59 cm)

Musée de Luzarches, Conseil Général du Val d'Oise, Cergy-Pontoise, 106.2008

Argenteuil was about eight miles northwest of Paris. By train it was only a short journey from the city center. Monet lived at Argenteuil from 1871 to 1878, and this is the first of several views he made of the station. He painted it not long after dawn, probably in one sitting, and applied the paint in broad and vigorous brushstrokes.

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Doug said...

Hi Malinda. Got a chance to read about your day up North which I found to be very interesting, indeed.
The info you shared re: your experiences with inks and various pens appealed to me, and I especially liked the ink sketch of the train that Monet traveled on.
And what a fascinating snippet about George Washington's horses.
Your art work, pictures, and accompanying narration is very well done. Thanks,

SideShowMom said...

Thank you Doug! I find wondrous things in my travels, visiting blogs, searching online, and want to share what I find so others can enjoy, too!