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Woodland Scene, (painting)

Artist:
Goddard, Geo. H.
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
The remaining little picture, by Mr. Goddard, "A Woodland Sketch," represents an autumn scene of much brilliancy and richness. The leaves have not yet fallen, but have changed into that gorgeous display and contrast of color, peculiar to the American autumn, and which puts to shame the exuberant monotint of spring. . . . The fantastic effect of the colored foliage is hightened [sic] by the curving branches toned down in outline against the windy sky. All these pictures are excellent for their strength of color and warm sunny tones, as well as for their harmony of coloring and artistic touch. . . . In the mill-scene the shadows in the branches and on the trunks of the trees, drawn against the bright horizon, are of the same depth as those at and around the weeds and foliage at the base of the trees. This is an untruth which cannot be excused, as it is one of the first principles of correct tree drawing, that the darkest shadows are nearest to the earth. Truth to nature must be foremost in the mind of the artist, and can only be arrived at by hard study and the closest observation. . . . [P. 209-210; see entry 02620083 for related commentary.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Artist address: Sacramento, California.
Topic:
Landscape--Forest
Landscape--California
Western
Landscape--Season--Autumn
Landscape--Weather--Wind
Architecture exterior--Industry--Mill
Control number:
AECI 02620085
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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