Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Why a Dutch Seascape Resides in 42N Country


This painting of a Dutch harbor resides in 42N country some eight degrees south (and many longitude degrees west) of where it may have been painted. The original oil, thought to be from the Nineteenth century is for sale at a local store where it has hung for at least 11 months.

Original art of this subject matter is not generally available in the middle portion of the continent. Local art lovers can readily find water scenes of rivers, lakes, and streams with an occasional seascape of contemporary subject matter but hardly ever something this old. Then again, the Dutch may not be able to readily obtain a Midwest regionalist painting from their local art store in Amsterdam. Know that.