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Although much of Thomas Moran’s artistic career was based off taking the great natural beauties of the American West to the canvas, he still retained his interest by less untamed vistas. A great example of those is the bucolic countryside scene painted here, produced in 1884, in the period between those when Moran produced most of his great paintings of Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon.
Currently owned by private collectors, the landscape presented here portrays an average day of average weather in the small hamlet of Amagansett, a name which is supposed to mean “place of good water” in the native Montaukett language, located on the southeastern shore of Long Island, in New York, far away from the wide outdoors usually painted by Moran. The exact reason for the artist’s choice of locale is unclear, but Moran did life in Philadelphia for most of his productive life, and as such is would be very likely that he would have had friends or relations in the area.
Departing from his usual epic grandeur in the portrayal of the American West, here Moran instead chooses to present the outskirts of a small village in a rather uneventful day. Under the partially overcast weather, the creek from which the town got its name flows lazily, surrounded by green grass and the eventual tree or two. In the distance, a small cluster of cattle or sheep grazes in blessed oblivion, and a nearby trail takes the traveler along the river into the town from which barely the roofs of the houses can be seen.
For all the differences from his usual subject matter, the idyllic landscape still bears quite a few resemblances to his Hudson River School style that go beyond the general choice of painting the American land. The composition, for one, is still divided vertically by the body of water which is the focus of the scene.
Conversely, the admirer of Moran’s work will notice that this painting bears less of his perfectionism than usual, with rougher brush strokes and less well-defined shapes. Knowing the extent to which he studied the work of J. W. M. Turner, one could raise the question of whether Moran was not experimenting with less intricate technique, following the example left by the painter of light at the end of his career.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Cloudy Day At Amagansett, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Cloudy Day At Amagansett that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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