William Henry Rinehart Sculpture at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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At the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, there was a very flat marble sculpture by William Henry Rinehart (USA 1825-1874) called “Evening” (1856-1870).  It appeared to be a framed porcelain plate but was in fact a very finely done carved marble sculpture:

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ISO 2000, F/6.7, 1/125 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/6.7, 1/125 sec, 50 mm Lens

 

Thomas Crawford’s “Hyperion” at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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At the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania there was a beautiful marble statue by Thomas Crawford called “Hyperion“, 1841.  Hyperion was the Sun God of antiquity.

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ISO 2000, F/6.7, 1/90 sec, 40 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/6.7, 1/90 sec, 40 mm Lens

Albert Joseph Moore at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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There was a beautiful oil painting by Albert Joseph Moore at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I even liked the golden frame which accented it perfectly.  Albert Joseph Moore was an English artist who lived from 1841-1893.  He was known for painting classical female figures set against the luxury and decadence of the ancient world.  This work was called “Acacias“.

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ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/60 sec 45 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/60 sec 45 mm Lens

Gustav Klimt at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Orchard painting” (circa 1905) by Gustav Klimt at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I initially walked by this painting as I didn’t recognize it for a Gustav Klimt painting, being atypical to the people he usually portrays in yellows and real gold leaf.   This was beautiful and delicate.

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ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 50 mm Lens

Egyptian Artwork at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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One of my favorite forms of art is Egyptian and they had a few pieces at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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ISO 1250, F/4, 1/45 sec, 45 mm Lens

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ISO 1250, F/4, 1/45 sec, 50 mm Lens

This onyx Ibis had a bronze head and legs and was not totally in focus behind a case:

F/4, ISO 1250, 1/60 sec, 88 mm Lens

F/4, ISO 1250, 1/60 sec, 88 mm Lens

Paul Gauguin at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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Paul Gauguin was “an enthusiastic exhibitor in five of the eight Impressionist exhibitions, but is better known for his work in the South Pacific” in Tahiti and Marquesas Islands where he traveled in the 1890’s after leaving Vincent van Gogh in France.  This painting called “Landscape with Three Figures” 1901 was completed in the village of Atuana in the Marquesas Islands two years before he died.

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ISO 2000, F/4, 1/45 sec, 47 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/45 sec, 47 mm Lens

Panoramic View inside the Carnegie Museum of Art

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When entering one large room in the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania there were dozens of paintings put up in the traditional manner in many crowded rows. Five views were stitched together to show what the left side of the room looked like. There were many famous traditional paintings there.

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ISO 3200, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 3200, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

Edward Hopper at the Carnegie Museum

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At the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they had this lovely painting of Sailing (1911) by Edward Hopper.  He lived from 1882 to 1967 and painted this just after coming back from Paris. This simplified painting is still considered realism and was the first painting that Hopper sold to launch his career and didn’t sell another painting for 10 years.

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/90 sec, 47 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/90 sec, 47 mm Lens

Millet at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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I was stunned to see an original Millet (Jean-Francois Millet) painting right there at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The famous oil painting is called “The Sower” about 1850.  It was considered a radical work of art at the time depicting workers and everyday life.  Millet depicted the French peasant as a heroic figure.

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ISO 2000, F/4, 1/45 sec, 45 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/45 sec, 45 mm Lens

Vincent van Gogh and many other artists were in awe of Millet and copied his figure in their work such as the Sower by van Gogh below:

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Camille Pissarro at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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At the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania they had several nice oil paintings by Camille Pissarro. This first one is called “The Great Bridge, Rouen (Le grand pont, Rouen)“1896,  Danish born, 1830-1903. Camille Pissarro was an Impressionist that painted this industrial scene with it being one of 47 paintings he did in Rouen. He shows the newly built 1885 bridge with its flowing traffic, billowing smoke from the smokestacks and laborers on the riverbank.  He openly lamented the blight of development and big industry.

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ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/90 sec, 40 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/5.6, 1/90 sec, 40 mm Lens

Street in Pontoise (Rue de Beaujour, Pontoise), 1872″  On this street in Pontoise, Pissarro used lavender in the clouds and shadows.  He uses other colorful tones to replicate the optical effects known to be used by Impressionists.

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/90 sec, 58 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/90 sec, 58 mm Lens

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