Autumn Trees 1

The Eclectic Light Company

Now is the time for all landscape artists to head for the woods and forests, in the northern hemisphere at least: autumn/fall is upon us, and the leaves are turning, setting those trees alight with their blazing colours. It’s the time of year when Camille Pissarro, even in his later years, would make a point of returning to his home in Éragny to paint its trees in their autumnal beauty.

To celebrate this annual orgy of chroma, here are two articles (the second tomorrow) showing a selection of some of the finest paintings of autumn trees from the middle of the nineteenth century onwards. Enjoy!

George Inness, Across the Hudson Valley in the Foothills of the Catskills (1868), oil on canvas, 38.1 x 66 cm, location not known. Wikimedia Commons. George Inness, Across the Hudson Valley in the Foothills of the Catskills (1868), oil on canvas, 38.1 x 66 cm, location not known. Wikimedia Commons.

George Inness (1868), Across the Hudson Valley in the Foothills of the Catskills looks over the River Hudson, which runs…

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