This painting depicts a quiet rural scene. A river runs back into space from the foreground into the distance, flanked on either side by green trees along the banks. A twilight sky dominates with salmon and blue hues. Ducks or geese fly just above the trees at right.
Daubigny was a skilled "plein air" painter who created luminous and quiet views of the French countryside and showed regularly in the official juried Salon exhibitions in Paris. This rural river scene has the direct observation and freely applied paint typical of Barbizon paintings. Daubigny constructed a studio-boat from which he could paint views along the Seine and other waterways in France.
Painting depicts a solitary male figure standing along the shore. The thin layers of paint evoke a misty, overcast day with the figure standing perhaps on a tidal flat.
Whistler accompanied the Realist painter Gustave Courbet in a late summer painting campaign along the Normandy coast, in the resort town of Trouville. Although Whistler had embraced the tenets of Realism early in his career, by 1865 he had begun to evolve his own painting style that departed from the vigorous brushwork and heavy impasto of Courbet's example. This work, painted in the older artist's company, exhibits Whistler's characteristic thin veils of paint that evoke the atmosphere along the coastline rather than minutely describe it. The presence of the man implies no narrative story but is a precisely placed accent within the composition. Whistler's credo of "art for art's sake" has already shaped how he portrays a cloudy day at a summer retreat.
This is an ink drawing in shades of black and brown. In the center there is a figure of a seated nude woman with her back to the viewer. The top of her head is a swirl of dark black lines. In the upper right corner is a three-masted sailing ship.
This drawing was created during Driscoll's work on a multi-year project called, "Ahab's Wife", a performance piece inspired by "Moby Dick" and performed in1968 at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater. This collaborative project combined, movement, poetry and visual arts to explore the persona of Ahab's unnamed wife. This work was also included in the UMMA exhibition, "Ellen Driscoll: Ahab's Wife, Working Drawings and Model", February 1, 1997 - March 16, 1997.
A elief of the baby Krishan being taken across the Jumna River on top of the head of his father. The father and baby are in the lower right corner of the frieze, with the image of a tail following them going diagonally behind.
The upper half of the picture is the sky, Corot's signature mark in the upper right corner. There are two trees with little foliage extending from the lower left corner up to the top of the image. To the right of those trees is the boat with a hunched figure sitting on the left side. A cow is on the other side of the boat, facing the right side of the image. There are trees with a lot of foliage in the center of the right half of the image just above the cow. There is grass all along the bottom edge of the image.
A pastoral scene with cows and a boatman sitting in his boat along the edge of the pond.
Gray obi with light blue wavy design that looks like a river with dark blue ripples. White flower petals float alongside the river, and so do five designs that appear to be hooded cloaks or pieces of cloth.