Geyser, Yellowstone Park - Albert Bierstadt, c. 1881

From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston:

Bierstadt, no stranger to dramatic vistas, was “impressed with the infinite divinity” of Yellowstone’s landscape. The park’s geology inspired in him a renewed appreciation for “the surpassing beauties of the earth itself, as it is naked and unadorned.” Admiration for nature’s creations did not prevent him from practicing his own art. On an 1881 visit he produced oil sketches of the park’s landscape and thermal features, including this view of Castle Geyser.

 

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