Sanford Robinson Gifford, 1880 - October in the Catskills - fine art print
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October in the Catskills is an artwork created by the romanticist American artist Sanford Robinson Gifford in 1880. The artpiece was painted with the size: 36 5/16 × 29 3/16 in (92,23 × 74,14 cm) and was painted with the technique of oil on canvas. Besides, this artpiece is in the the digital collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With courtesy of - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) (public domain).Furthermore, the artpiece has the creditline: . Moreover, alignment is in portrait format and has an image ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter Sanford Robinson Gifford was a North American artist from United States, whose artistic style can be attributed primarily to Romanticism. The North American painter was born in the year 1823 in Greenfield, Saratoga county, New York state, United States and passed away at the age of 57 in the year 1880 in New York City, New York state, United States.
Additional description from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (© Copyright - by Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
In his address given at the memorial for Sanford Gifford, Worthington Whittredge said that no autumn came that Gifford did not visit his mother in the town of Hudson and the nearby Catskills. He loved the mountains and painted them more than any other subject. The motif of this painting is the Kaaterskill, or Kauterskill, Clove, a scenic gorge of the small Kaaterskill Creek that extends about five miles between Haines Falls village and Palenville. It was a theme for numerous Hudson River school artists, and Gifford sketched there as early as 1845 and exhibited a painting of the clove. From this direct study, possibly together with others, he completed both the wellknown Kauterskill Clove, 1862 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), and the museum’s painting October in the Catskills, eighteen years later.
The artist was known for repeating favorite subjects with slight refinements. The true subject of the painting is the lighted atmosphere that fills a great natural bowl, as in some of his other paintings. "With Mr. Gifford, landscape, painting is air-painting," wrote George Sheldon in 1879 (American Painters [New York: D. Appleton], p. 17). By sacrificing distant detail to the palpable, shimmering atmosphere, as in the museum’s painting, Gifford achieved a poetic interpretation of impressions that the motif and nature in general had made on him. In this spirit he freely arranged and modified elements in his finished paintings, which were studio creations.
A comparison with the Metropolitan Museum’s Kauterskill Clove shows how Gifford marshaled his materials in October in the Catskills for an entirely different effect and feeling. The vantage point is higher, eliminating the view of the lake but increasing awareness of the plain and mountains stretching into the distance. The artist has also moved the trees and rocks on the left from the near foreground to the immediate foreground. The combined effect of these changes is to substitute, for the gentle progression into the distance in the Metropolitan Museum’s painting, a dramatic leap from a bulky, immediate foreground almost directly into the uninhabited far distance. This was a device often used by ALBERT BIERSTADT to enhance an impression of overwhelming distance. Also different is the quality of light in the two paintings. Kauterskill Clove is bathed in a delicate combination of yellows and blues, whereas the light in October in the Catskills is described by much hotter yellows and reds, emanating from a visible sun that seems to ignite the foreground foliage. Gifford has rearranged the ridges of the clove in a more regular arrangement that seems to center upon the sun. The sun is a potent force in the painting, appearing to dissolve the distant mountains into something like the vortices that swirl within the landscapes of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). The distance is defined entirely in terms of the action of the sun, reflecting in the waterfall and tiny distant houses. The overall impression is that of a powerful force in a vast primeval wilderness. A very similar painting of the same subject, dimensions, and date, but with the foreground rocks and trees reversed on the right side of the canvas, appeared on the art market in New York (see Related Works). It cannot be determined whether the provenance and early citations in the 1881 Memorial Catalogue refer to the museum’s painting or this other one.
Structured details of the artpiece
|Work of art name:||"October in the Catskills"|
|Broad category:||modern art|
|Artwork age:||around 140 years old|
|Original medium:||oil on canvas|
|Original artwork dimensions:||36 5/16 × 29 3/16 in (92,23 × 74,14 cm)|
|Museum / location:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|Location of the museum:||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Website of the museum:||www.lacma.org|
|License type of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)|
General background information about the artist
|Name of the artist:||Sanford Robinson Gifford|
|Additional names:||r.s. gifford, Gifford Sanford Robinson, R. Swain Gifford, gifford sanford r., Gifford Sanford, gifford r.s., Sanford Robinson Gifford, Robert Swain Gifford, Gifford Robert Swain, Gifford, gifford s.r.|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Styles of the artist:||Romanticism|
|Born in (place):||Greenfield, Saratoga county, New York state, United States|
|Died in (place):||New York City, New York state, United States|
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|Print prodct:||fine art print|
|Method of reproduction:||digital reproduction|
|Manufacturing process:||UV direct print (digital printing)|
|Origin of the product:||made in Germany|
|Stock type:||on demand production|
|Product use:||art print gallery, art reproduction gallery|
|Artwork orientation:||portrait format|
|Image ratio:||1 : 1.2 - (length : width)|
|Aspect ratio interpretation:||the length is 20% shorter than the width|
|Material variants:||acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)|
|Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame):||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
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|Art print framing:||without frame|
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