Wednesday, March 16, 2011

American Hailstorm

The image above is 'American Hailstorm' by Thomas Hart Benton. It was painted in 1940 using the medium tempra on pannel. I like this picture because it captures the excitement and fear felt if you've ever been caught outside in a storm. The technique the artist uses allows you to really feel as if the people in the picture are experiencing strong winds. The colors are similar to what you would see in a stormy situation. The artist allow us to really feel the panic of the horse and men, particularly the one closer. Overall I really like this piece.

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