Saturday, 10 December 2011
Asher Brown Durand in Yareah magazine
He is a fine painter, very accurate and technical. His father was a watchmaker and a silversmith and I think this tradition of working with tiny things has greatly influenced Durand. Furthermore, he was a famous engraver in his youth(from 1812 to 1817) helping the starts of the New York Drawing Association and engraving Declaration of Independence for John Trumbull. This precision work, similar to a miniaturist of the Middle Ages, is evident in his manner of painting nature: leaf by leaf, no detail escapes.
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