Saturday, November 30, 2013

Clouds in the Landscape I

 This photo was taken on the last day of November, 2013.  
While artful in its way, it is unsettling.
All the clouds on that morning were caused by jet condensation trails.
It is a modern skyscape.

 Charles Sheeler, 1931, Classic Landscape

 Hendrik Willem Mesdag, 1894, Sunset at Scheveningen

Gustave Courbet, 1865, The Black Rocks at Trouville

Eugene Boudin, 1864, The Beach at Villerville

Clouds in the Landscape II

More great paintings from the National Gallery of Art, still on the theme of clouds.

 William Turner, 1844, Approach to Venice

John Constable, 1816, Wivenhoe Park, Essex

William Turner, 1807, The Junction of the Thames and the Medway

Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, 1782, Study of Clouds over the Roman Campagna

Philadelphia Thanksgiving 2013

Philadelphia City Hall from Broad St looking north
Standing Room Only at Reading Terminal Market

Cheese steaks are very popular.

A little quieter and more elegant...