Julie Hart Beers (1835-1913)

  • JULIE HART BEERS (1835-1913)
  • After the Storm
  • Oil on panel
  • 3 ¾ x 7 ¼ inches
  • Signed lower left

As landscape subjects, Beers favored the countrysides of New England, the Hudson River Valley, and the Catskill mountains. Here, After the Storm easily demonstrates Beers’s careful training. With a balanced composition divided between the dark colors of a forested riverbank and the cool-toned reflections on the waterway’s placid surface, a group of cattle draws the viewer’s eye to the center of the painting. With thick brush strokes of blues and grays, Beers articulates a thick ceiling of cloud and atmosphere that directs the light and color of the scene, producing the moody and highly poignant anticipation of a sudden summer storm.

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