• Narrative in Landscape Painting

    1 month ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Late Snow, 12x26 oil/panel - Available
    What's the narrative in this landscape painting?
    I love to read. I usually have two books going at once: fiction before bed, and non-fiction upon waking. Right now, I'm reading the first volume of Rick Atkinson's trilogy about the Revolutionary War, The British Are Coming, and Naomi Novik's fantasy, Uprooted. Both of these tell engaging stories-that is, narratives. We find narratives in the other arts, too, especially in painting. Illustration art, for example, dramatizes a particular scene in a text, making the moment more vivid for the reader...
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