Enjoy the panoramic views of the early American West Coast as the next painting of our Art and Nature series. ‘California Spring’ (1875), Albert Bierstadt’s Eden-like rendering of the West, was a sight for curious East Coast.
California Spring, 1875
The American landscape painting style Luminism is employed here and is characterised by the attempt to create tranquil atmospheres through the lighting effects, little visible brushstrokes, reflective water, and hazy skies.
The clarity created by the sharp colours and clean finish produces a dreamy romanization of the rural realities of California life.
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