oil painting

deer me

deer in a snowy forest (1906)charles marion russell


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the waterfall

The Waterfall (1910)Addison Thomas Millar

this painting & …

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winter magic


Winter Magic (1934) - C. Jac Young

i am cr-r-r-r-r-aaaaaving winter.

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central park

Neither the cold of winter nor the gloom of the Great Depression kept the children of New York City from enjoying Central Park, the city’s greatest green space. Artist Carl Nelson had almost as much fun as the children, drawing by the hour despite the chill of February 1934. When his hands got cold, Nelson recalled, he “would go to the monkey house in the Central Park Zoo to warm up.”

central park (1934) - carl gustaf nelson

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couch on the porch


couch on the porch, cos cob (1917)childe hassam

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glennray tutor


glennray tutor has some bizarro subject matter, but you can’t deny that his photo realistic paintings are quite amazing.




via drawn!

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roman holiday


lawrence alma-tadema
one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth-century britain, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the roman empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue mediterranean sea and sky






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albert bierstadt

hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift stores & seventies living rooms the world over and not getting a second glance (shame).

Albert Bierstadt (18301902) was a German-American painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.


his work was criticized by contemporaries for being too large, with excessive light (actually known as “luminism”), dramatic colours & an exagerrated shift from foreground to background.







my doctor had an entire wall in her consulting room wallpapered with a picture of the yosemite valley, i found it strangely calming.

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