A densely painted work, this cacnvas portrays a landscape with dramatic clouds. Autumnal colors predominate this rocky landscape with several figures in the middle distance; in the distance a line of trees projects above the horizon line.
This watercolor, chalk and pastel on brown paper depicts a loosely sketched landscape with a dramatic grey-blue cloud taking up most of the composition. A triangular sliver of green and white water interrupts the land and sky from the left below the horizon line. The foreground is rendered in a broad wash of brown watercolor.
Artist Life Dates
(1792 - 1882)
Medium and Support
black chalk, white and green pastel and watercolor on brown wove paper
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Richard Misrach first began to photograph western landscapes as an undergraduate at Berkeley. Beginning in the late 1970s, he traveled extensively in the American West, using a large-format camera and color film to make beautiful and technically precise photographs of the often-disastrous effects mankind has had on the environment. For Shiprock Triptych #1, Misrach traveled to the Navajo and Chuska volcanic fields that stretch between northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico, where Shiprock, the unique natural monument sacred to the Navajo, sits in close proximity to uranium mines and mill tailings (the radioactive waste resulting from the extraction and processing of uranium) that contaminate drinking and irrigation water and diffuse carcinogenic radon gas. Created from a volcanic eruption that occurred over 30 million years ago, Shiprock is shown in Misrach’s images as a majestic if distant presence, alone in the center of a sparse landscape. The three photographs—taken at intervals over the course of the day—emphasize both the actual passage of time and the sense of timelessness conjured by such natural monuments.
The lower portion of this work depicts a dusty brown landscape with a craggy rock formation rising in the central portion of the horizon. A dirt road is shown in the foreground. The upper portion depicts a vast, cloudless sky in tones of blue and pink.
The lower half of this work depicts a dusty brown landscape with a craggy rock formation rising in the central portion of the horizon. The upper portion depicts a vast, cloudless sky in tones of blue and gray.
The Open Sky, Meudon, 1908 / Camera Work No. 34/35, April-July, 1911
Edward Jean Steichen
An albumen print black and white image of a statue of the French novelist Balzac against an open sky. The statue is off-center in the photo and angled so it is facing to the right of the image. A faint light illuminates the backside of the statue and the empty space behind it.
White Mountains (Mount Washington from Sunset Hill, North Conway)
Landscape painting with mountain peak at center and rolling mountains to either side; valley in foreground with houses hidden among trees in deep shadow and along hillside; blue sky above with wispy clouds.
Landscape of flat terrain; water, perhaps a small stream, in the foreground; four leafless trees (two large, two small) right of center, and two leafless trees left of center, below a cloud-filled sky.
Dark landscape set atop a rocky mountain with sparse vegetation. There is a small boulder in the left foreground space with a dead tree standing beside it; in the right foreground there is what appears to be a small cave. A dead and broken tree lies across the bottom of the picture frame. There are mountains in the distance and a dark stormy sky above with a break in the clouds near the center of the canvas that reveals a sunny blue sky.
Landscape painting depicting a dirt pathway with steps and a wooden railing cutting through the center of the composition leading to a house on a hill in the distance. On either side of the path are blooming trees bearing pink and white blossoms in a green meadow.
A landscape reduced to minimal abstract elements. The lower half of the painting is black. The upper half, various shades of white and blue. Two black squares are suspended in the white above the black. A small pale blue circle is between the squares.
Painting of landscape scene with blue sky and green field. Mountains and three houses in background in the upper-left quadrant. Grove with orange trees in center. Two men fishing along the banks of a stream in the lower right foreground.