Cultured Wednesday: Rockwell Kent’s “Snowy Fields”

“I want the elemental, infinite thing; I want to paint the rhythm of eternity.”

Today, I invite you to have a look at only one painting of the remarkable painter, illustrator, writer, and rather interesting individual Rockwell Kent (1882 – 1971).  The painting is called “Snowy Fields (Winter in the Berkshires)”, and was painted in 1909.

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Snowy Fields (Winter in the Berkshires). 1909

“I don’t want petty self-expression”, Kent wrote, “I want the elemental, infinite thing; I want to paint the rhythm of eternity.”

Can you see “the Symbolist spirit evoking the mysteries and cosmic wonders of the natural world” in this painting?

Author: Anne

~ In the right order of nature, the flesh is subject to the spirit and not the reverse. ~ The Cloud of Unknowing

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