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Lake Bigler, Water Color, (painting)

Artist:
Goddard, G. H.
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
In the view of Lake Bigler, particularly characterized by great clearness and transparency of tint, we recognize the making felt [sic] the difference between earth, atmosphere, and water, in a manner extensive of more than is represented. As the eye passes over this suggestive sheet of water, whose depth is indicated by its dark blue color . . . [it] rises from the shelving water-worn granite bases of the surrounding mountains, with their majestic curves, some four thousand feet still higher, there to bring up, not upon opaque paint, but aided by the powers of association at this height, to pierce into space, "quivering moist air, peopled with cloud forms, varied and delicate in shape and color, like the harmonies of nature itself." As may be felt in some of those wonderfully luminous productions of our Page and Tilton, the effect of aerial perspective is here altogether marvelous, because while the essential truths are preserved, such as the quality of the soil, the texture and sheen of the grass, the character of the trees, the geological formation, etc., the mind is not fettered by a Chinese minuteness, but the imagination soars at once into infinity through the windows of heaven. . . . [Pp. 280-281; entry includes a description of Lake Bigler by the artist that was published in "Hutching's California Magazine."]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: Sacramento.
Topic:
Landscape--Lake--Lake Bigler
Landscape--California
Landscape--Mountain
Landscape--Weather--Cloud
Western
Landscape--Time--Sunset
Control number:
AECI 02610018
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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