Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Art of the Week - November 3

I have no idea who painted this or what it's called. But it's striking. A flaming, almost organic, sunset over a dark sea. One of my favorite activities is to drive out west of my house (which is surrounded by trees) and find a treeless hill to watch the sunset. The Great Plains have unsurpassed sunsets. The ocean, too, apparently.


Chiura Obata (1885–1975) Setting Sun: Sacramento Valley, ca. 1925.
Hanging scroll: mineral pigments (distemper) and gold on silk.
Courtesy of Gyo Obata
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4 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

I like it. So... Is it one of those public domain images? May I steal it for a potential eBook cover? =]

Court Ellyn said...

I have no idea. I googled "images modern art" and this came up on the first page. I thought it was a William Blake illustration at first but couldn't find any info on it. Bummer.

izzey said...

I have your answer, my friend. :)

Chiura Obata (1885–1975) Setting Sun: Sacramento Valley, ca. 1925. Hanging scroll: mineral pigments (distemper) and gold on silk, 107 1/2 x 69 in. Courtesy of Gyo Obata

Happy to be of service--and sooo glad to see you. My mother has been in the hospital, and I have not been around. (She's doing well now)
See you around....:)

Court Ellyn said...

Ah! Thank you so much, izzey. You rock! Editing post now.