This mesmerizing oil painting, called Mount Rainier, was made with great technique in the year of 1980 by the landscape artist Albert Bierstadt. It is part of a series of renderings of the American West which made him famous in the 19th century. He was one of the first to portray the western United States of America, and he did this usually adding an almost divine light to the painting.
The effect he got with this light treatment, as well as with the monumental sizes of the works, was the creation of a utopic atmosphere, of an idyllic land. The public was astonished to see this new part of their country, which many had never seen, given that the Westward expansion had begun not long before, and discover it was so beautiful as paradise. Thanks to Bierstadt, who went along in some of the journeys of the expansion and did several studies. These would later become bigger works, most of them masterpieces such as this.
However, this particular painting doesn’t show all of Bierstadt’s light potential. That incredible light treatment, like the one seen in Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California or Sunset in the Rockies was left out, but intentionally. Maybe to maintain the snowy aspect of the Rainier, which could be lost if the artist painted the usual sunbeams over it. An art critic of that time wrote once that Bierstadt’s light gave the mountains the aspect of being from El Dorado, instead of the United States.
This painting has a more natural air to it, in opposition to the paradisiac American West we see in the artist’s most famous canvases. It shows a landscape from a high point of view, from the top of a mountain or hill, looking down at a valley and, in the distant background, is the Mount Rainier, standing white behind the green, sometimes yellowish, fields.
In the foreground, there’s a forest. The trees continue to the background through the right side of the composition. In the middle, a river runs through the plain of the valley. It changes width in many parts and has small, island-like formations in two points. The sky is of a bright blue with some insinuation of clouds.
There are smaller mountains on the left side of the canvas. The trees that stand next to them in the composition, in the foreground, reflect the shape and verticality of the prominent Rainier Mount of the right side.
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