Saturday, January 13, 2007

Some Art Saturday

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am posting a painting by an African-American artist this week. Robert Scott Duncanson was a 19th century landscape painter influenced by the Hudson River School. He studied in Scotland, left the U.S. during the Civil War, and spent much of his time in the U.S. between Detroit and Cincinnati. The link above has a nice biography, so I won't try to copy it here. The location in this painting is on the Ottawa River in Canada.

A Wet Morning on the Chaudière Falls
by Robert S. Duncanson, c. 1868
from the National Gallery of Canada CyberMuse

Last night before bed, my daughter told me that she was glad that Martin Luther King did what he did, because she wouldn't be allowed to go to school with her friends otherwise (they were talking about it in school yesterday).

3 comments:

BrightStar said...

Off topic, but I completely covet this template! I love flamingoes and I love pink.

Addy N. said...

Thanks, B*! When I switched to the "new" Blogger I changed to one of the plain looking Blogger templates and customized. I have it set up so that it's easy to switch my header picture regularly (I think this is already the 4th or 5th time I've changed it). Then I match the side bar and link colors to what matches the photo. The flamingos are fun- I'm not sure what I'll be tempted to put up there next time!

Chaser said...

I'm glad MLK did what he did, too. Smart kiddo.