Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Bambi Sublime

This painting is amazing! Observing it closely, I was able to relate the "Bambi theme" with the idea of the sublime. It falls into the Hudson River School category as well, with the craggy tree barks as the framing, the body of water in the middle ground, and a majestic view in the distance. The deer are seen prancing through the dry woods. This painting has an element of unconventional beauty. Nature, in the scene, is serene but also a bit mysterious. It leaves me wondering: what story could be told about this painting? I suppose it's simply up to individual interpretation.

-Robin Simpson

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