• Surrounded by Studies

    4 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Here's a photo of Parisian-trained American artist Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903) in his studio. He was known for his paintings of the Near East and India.
    Above him on the walls are many of his plein-air paintings made during his travels. He used these studies for reference as he created new studio paintings.
    The purpose of plein-air painting for most artists of his era was not to produce a commodity to sell to collectors, but rather to generate a record of the artists observations that they could revisit from the confines of their studios.
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