Sunday, July 22, 2012

Meindert Hobbema (bapt. October 31, 1638 – December 7, 1709), was a landscape painter of the Dutch school and i am stricken by his modernity

 Though his landscapes are severely and moderately toned, generally in an olive key, and often attuned to a puritanical grey or russet, they surprise us, not only by the variety of their leafage, but by the finish of their detail as well as the boldness of their touch. With astonishing subtlety light is shown penetrating cloud, and illuminating, sometimes transiently, sometimes steadily, different portions of the ground, shining through leaves upon other leaves, and multiplying in an endless way the transparency of the picture.