Open Thread – Bucolic
Thomas Birch (1779-1851) - The Narrows, New York Bay 1812
In this crazy mixed-up world, it’s hard to go wrong with something that’s just plain bucolic.
Another beautiful moment d’art from the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. They have a beautiful collection of paintings from the Hudson River School, and this one in particular grabbed my attention. I thought about it afterward, and I think it did in part because it’s a lovely collection of so many things I just plain like – a nice calm sandy beach, a cool gnarly tree, sailboats, the light just before a thunderstorm, an an awesome cow. What’s not to love?