A Walk In The Woods

Oil paintings of forests during the art period of realism (1840-1880).

Lost, Frederick McCubbin, 1886, From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
Lost shows a forest of tall trees and dead weeds all around. There is also a girl or women in the middle of the forest. She does appear to be lost; which is why that is the name of the picture. This painting is an oil painting on canvas and is right outside of the realistic time period but it is borderline impressionistic and realistic.
A Forest Glade, Frederick Henry Henshaw, 1844 - 1845, From the collection of: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
A Forest Glade is an oil painting on canvas and was during the beginning of the realistic period. It shows what looks to be a caravan of people setting up camp before the sun sets. All around the people we have a forest of intertwined trees.
Deer in the Forest, Gustave Courbet, 1868, From the collection of: Minneapolis Institute of Art
Deer in the Forest is about the type of animals that are in forests. The two deers are looking food and one of them is trying to reach up to the leaves on the trees. The deers are the focal point of the picture but they do not take away from the beauty of the forest as well.
A Sassafras Gully, Gippsland, Isaac WHITEHEAD, c.1870, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
"A Sassafras Gully, Gippsland" is an oil painting of a forest in Australia. This realistic painting is just a beautiful view of trees and shrubs. It is so naturally painted that it looks like a photograph that someone would have taken in todays time.
Mount Kosciusko, seen from the Victorian border (Mount Hope Ranges), Eugène von Guérard, 1866, From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
This realistic oil painting is another forest in Australia. The painting Mount Kosciusko, seen from the Victorian border is another breathtaking and natural painting. The view in this painting is a forest from atop of a hill and is overlooking a mountain in the background.
The Forest Fire, Vincentas Dmachauskas (Wincenty Dmochovski, 1807–1862), 1860, From the collection of: Lithuanian Art Museum
The Forest Fire is a very depressing and tense oil painting that makes your feel like you are right there with the action. The first thing that you notice when looking at this piece are the rolls of smoke billowing out from the fire that is burning the forest. You can see part of the devastation from the fire in behind. You can also see a couple of on lookers that are watching the fire as it is burning.
Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling, Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British, 1879, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling is an oil painting of a clearing that is overlooking a mountain. We can also see a group of people huddled around talking amongst one an other. This realistic painting shows a bunch of detail in the leaves and even the mountain.
Clearing in the Forest, Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña, 1863, From the collection of: The Baltimore Museum of Art
The Clearing in the Forest is just as the name implies is a clearing in the forest. This realistic oil painting looks as though you have been walking through the forest and you come up on this clearing. With the light breaking through you can see the details in the trees and in the setting.
The Bathers (Clearing in the Forest), Constant Troyon, 1842, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Here we have another clearing in the forest called, The Bathers (Clearing in the Forest). The first thing that you notice is the light that is breaking through the trees on to two people just sitting. The dark setting gives the feeling that the sun is going down and the two are heading out.
Wilderness is a realistic quiet setting that shows a forest surrounding a mountain. It is set near a lake with the forest never being to far away from the focus of the picture. This painting is an oil painting done on canvas but it is so realistic is that it looks like it was taken as a photograph.
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