Technique of the Artist
The painting "Northeast Gorge at Appledore" by Childe Hassam stood out to me while walking around the museum. The painting's brilliant colors are what grabbed my attention from across the room. In person you could see the multitude of paint strokes the artist used, which made me appreciate the painting even more. I could actually see how every paint stroke mattered and added slight details to the painting as a whole. The painting communicated adventure to me. In the painting, there is one person swimming in a gorge that appears to be far from other people and near a rocky hill or mountain. I wanted to adventure and journey to this gorge to explore the water and the mountain. The picture above does not do the painting justice, and speaks more to you in person.