Winter in the Country 1857
by: George Henry Durrie
Scene in the Arctic 1880
by: William Bradford
Oranges in Tissue Paper 1890
by: William Joseph McCloskey
Today I am bringing you a few of my favorite paintings from the DeYoung Museum here in San Francisco. I am an art lover and though I do appreciate modern art, my heart is with traditional pieces. I have always enjoyed snow scenes and the artist George Henry Durrie in my opinion is one of the best and my favorite. He is one of the top artists for the Currier and Ives collections.
Winter scenes have always touched my heart and made me feel safe and comfortable. I also noticed that while typing the information for each painting that they and others that I admire hail from the nineteenth century. The coincidence is that my favorite poets also lived in that same time frame.
1. Could it be I was poetic shutterbug in an earlier life and lived among these artists?
2. What types of art do you enjoy?
As a side note I want to thank the DeYoung Museum for allowing shutterbugs like myself to snap photos of their gorgeous collections.
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