"Look again. There's a lot more to see."
Frank Cropsey believed that nature was a direct manifestation of God, or so they say.
In addition to painting, T. C. Steele contributed writings, public lectures, and hours of community service on art juries. He was also involved in organizing pioneering art associations, such as the Society of Western Artists.
Mountain men were most common in the North American Rocky Mountains from about 1810 through to the 1880s.
The title for this painting comes from the refrain of a popular song "Ye Shepherds Tell Me" by Joseph Mazzinghi, a pastoral glee for a trio of male voices, which mentions Flora wearing "A wreath around her head, around her head she wore, / Carnation, lily, lily, rose".
I am not a huge fan of Hopper's, but this painting is hauntingly beautiful.
Lake George was a favorite with the Hudson River School painters.
Poetic quality is not obtained by eschewing any truths of fact or of Nature... Poetry is the vision of reality.
Who do you trust more, the critics or your own eyes?
You really cannot portray the Hudson River School painters and leave out this gentleman, can you now?