"This is the way cities appeared in the 17th entury, before industrialization and urbanization of the landscape: Visible from afar, they loomed up before the traveller and the peasant dense solid structures formed out of the amorphous countryside. The low huddle of houses was accented by the towers of church, town-hall and by windmills. We view Dordrecht from afar, standing in the Dutch lowlands, the home city of the painter: he frequently depicted it in the background of his pictures. The massive church is the Grote Kerk; farther to the left is the town-hall. The actual motif here, however, is not the vastness of the landscape, nor the skyline of the town, not even the enormous sky, but a climatic drama, which must often have inspired fear. From the left, heavy grey rain clouds sweep across the picture. Rain is falling in sheets, to the left of the church. To the right, the sky is still pale-blue. Lightning is striking, in precisely observed, thick yellow streaks and not in naively imagined zig-zags. The distant houses are lividly illuminated. In the foreground, cows (two of them seem to be spotlighted) and a horse patiently wait out the storm. This picture seems to occupy a special place in the winning of the natural landscape for painting. It is one of the first representations of the thunderstorm purely as a natural phenomenon independently of content (e.g. a destruction of Sodom). This is an early work by Cuyp, as shown by the yellowish-grey tone and heavy brush-work, betraying the influence of Jan van Goyen. Seeing this picture in 1834, John Constable exclaimed: "truly sublime"."
You can watch this paint in Cologne germany. The Flash looks very astounding it shines and sparkle like there is silver setted in the paint
Vibert was best known for his paintings of Catholic Cardinals. This painting was first displayed in the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition).
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I agree with that for sure. The bottom left one looks like its facing a different direction and the top right one looks slightly smaller than the other one- not in a perspective way, but actually physically smaller.
You can almost hear the echoes of the footsteps in this one.
why are they bad? your personal opposition to the percieved message is not a sufficient arguement.