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Mount Diablo, (painting)

Artist:
Bush, Norton
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Special Premiums and Honorable Mention. Norton Bush, San Francisco: Three views, in oil, of "Mount Diablo," "Foot-hills," and "Ione Valley." The natural world, chiefly in landscape, appears to be a favorite study with our artists, and this is as it should be, for the first field of art lies amid the material beauties of the earth, and nature is the only safe teacher. . . . The distant atmospheric effect, particularly in Mount Diablo, is excellent, producing exactly the impression conveyed to the eye by the peculiar hazy condition of the air, through which the mountain is seen during the arid midsummer or fall. It is true the coloring is somewhat monotonous, but it, nevertheless, evinces a fine sense of harmony in the mind of the artist. The unique style of Mr. Bush demonstrates that he is a self-taught amateur, little acquainted with the scientific technicalities of art. Yet, in this again, we would not find too much fault, because every artist, like every other thinker, has a perfect right to express the thought that is in him in the manner he deems best calculated to impart his own feelings and ideas; provided, the science that underlies all art, is not absolutely ignored. . . . [P. 285; see entries 02610102 and 02610103 for other works noted in this commentary.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: San Francisco.
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Mt. Diablo
Landscape--California
Landscape--Season--Summer
Landscape--Season--Autumn
Landscape--Weather--Haze
Western
Control number:
AECI 02610101
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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