This oil painting entitled Forest Sunrise was made by landscape artist Albert Bierstadt, who lived from 1850 till 1902. The date on which this canvas was painted is unknown. The painter dedicated his entire life to depicting beautiful natural sceneries. Most of them were from the United States of America, but some were also from Europe, where he lived from 1953 till 1957, improving his artistic techniques.
Bierstadt was part of an art school called Hudson River School. It was composed by artists who had a similar aesthetic conception of painting. They were interested in landscapes, depicting them usually with a Romantic approach. This group’s name comes from the first landscapes they rendered, which were by the banks of the Hudson River and surrounding areas. The founder of the Hudson River School was Thomas Cole, a British American painter. Other members were Asher Brown Durand and Samuel Colman.
Many of Bierstadt’s paintings were of majestic beauty and size. People would pay fifty cents per person to see a single work by the German American artist. This was only possible thanks to the magnitude of the subject, technique, and dimensions of his pictures.
During his stay in Germany, Bierstadt refined his techniques at the same time he went sightseeing at the most astonishing landscapes that Europe can offer. He traveled to Switzerland, Italy, and France painting the Alps. After he went back to America, he focused on the American West, but as Bierstadt became a celebrity, thanks to his renderings of the American landscapes, he had financial conditions to travel back to Europe during his whole life.
This work shows an opening in the middle of the trees, inside a forest. In the center we can see a deer, lying down, only with its head up. A branch of a tree, precisely in the center of the composition, points to the deer. The color palette in this work is of shades of brown. The trees and the ground compose a frame to the bright center. The title gives the idea that the sun is still rising, which would explain the darkness in which the trees are still immersed.
The right side of the canvas is darker than the left, giving the impression that the sun is rising there. Also, in the center of the painting, behind the deer, there’s a river that reflects the bright color of the sky above.
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