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Moonrise

n.d. Ralph Albert Blakelock Born: New York, New York 1847 Died: Elizabethtown, New York 1919 oil on wood 15 5/8 x 23 7/8 in. (39.7 x 60.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1909.7.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 6B


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Ralph Albert Blakelock is most famous for his moonlit landscapes. In Moonrise, we can just make out the glowing orb behind thickly painted auburn trees. The mysterious yellow-green light from the sky gives a hint of shadowy earth in the foreground and a tree trunk to the left, intensifying the sense of being in a place within the artist's mind.

Keywords

Landscape - celestial - moon

Landscape - forest

Landscape - time - night

painting

paint - oil

wood

About Ralph Albert Blakelock

Born: New York, New York 1847 Died: Elizabethtown, New York 1919

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