Hudson River School Painters at Boscobel

This is one of a series of sculptures (busts?) of Hudson River School painters to be found at Boscobel in Cold Spring NY.

This one is of Thomas Moran.

According to Wikipedia:

Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Moran and his family, wife Mary Nimmo Moran and daughter Ruth, took residence in New York where he obtained work as an artist. He was a younger brother of the noted marine artist Edward Moran, with whom he shared a studio. A talented illustrator and exquisite colorist, Thomas Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner’s Monthly. During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator for the magazine, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape, in particular, the American West.

Moran along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group.

I had taken some pictures before (See: Boscobel – Sculptures of Hudson River School Artists), but it seems that they have added a number of new sculptures since then. Unfortunately, I had to rush off and was unable to photograph any of the other new ones.

Taken with a Sony A77II and Tamron A18 AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3

Manhattan Grotesque

I don’t remember exactly where this was. It’s in the same batch as a number of pictures taken at the Museum of Modern Art in New York so I’m guessing that it was somewhere in the vicinity i.e in the 50’s just west of Fifth Avenue.

I know it was taken with a Sony NEX 5N but Lightroom provides not information regarding the lens used so it must have been one of my many adapted vintage lenses, but I don’t recall which one.

A Day in Beacon – Main Street. Steel Sculpture

Sea Change by Ed Benavente. Steel, 2013 stands at 276 Main Street, right outside where we’d decided to have lunch. In a comment on another of his works (Getting Somewhere, 2013, 380 Main Street also in Beacon) he states:

“My work is about progress. The reason I always include my original and current body weights in my bio is to reflect the progress and changes in my personal life history. The fluctuations have been many as have the reasons. Gravity is a universal force affecting all. We share that and other common threads that can be defined as truth, philosophy, religion, food, love, hate or any number of things which are common to all but different to each. Every figure, color and shape I use is meant to convey a story to be interpreted by the viewer and impart some reflection on the meaning of life. Some messages are more purposeful than others. Often times the message changes with the passage of time and life experience. The same goes for body weight.

Since moving to Beacon, New York in 2006, most of my time and attention has been dedicated to community building in our new home. Our small town has a rich history and like many of its kind fell onto hard times over the years. I am proud to be a part of the growing artistic community that has helped to encourage new life and optimism to the area. Art alone will not solve the problems of the work but together we are Getting Somewhere.”

Taken with a Sony A77II and Tamron A18 AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3.

A walk around Ossining – Take Me to the River

According to News 12 Westchester:

A new piece of art is on display at Harbor Square complex in Ossining.

A 42-foot tall sculpture will serve as the centerpiece of the waterfront park being built. Sculptor Peter Lundberg named the monument ‘Take Me to the River,’ and has framed it with trenches and concrete. “For me it is a homage to the Hudson River and as I was building it, I built it right on location here right next to the Hudson and seeing boats go back and forth; I used to live near the Hudson River too so it has a lot of meaning for me,” says Lundberg.

Lundberg says the sculpture looks different depending on the time of day and weather.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.