I saw this spectacular little oil sketch at the Newark Museum, and I instantly fell in love. (In my recent post about unexpected surprises at the museum, I definitely had this gem in mind.) So, when DailyArt Magazine asked me to pick an artwork for Painting of the Week, the choice was clear. Click here to learn about Sunlight and Shadow by Albert Bierstadt, both the sketch and the larger painting.
Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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