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Where We Meet

21 Jan

Thank you for your responses – primarily through emails not posted here – I am asked often if there is a spiritual underpinning to these works – to which I would say, yes. Landscape speaks volumes. At a certain time in the forming of an American identity, artists like Asher Durand (b.1796) and his friend Thomas Cole spent many summers in the Catskills, Adirondacks and the White Mountains of New Hampshire  – eventually creating the Hudson River School, a truly American center of thought and expression. Durand, like other Hudson River colleagues, believed that nature was the direct expression of God. In his “Letters On Landscape Painting”, he wrote, “…the true province of landscape art is the representation of the work of God in the visible creation . . .” As a Christian and environmentalist, I do not see any division between an appreciation for creation and care for creation – other than degree. Being there is a start – 

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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  1. robin weiss

    February 8, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Well said….and well quoted! Another beautiful piece Leigh!

     

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