Artwork of the Week: November 2018 (Week 45)
Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), An Autumn Stroll, 1894, oil on canvas, 70 x 40 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
In this painting, Weir portrays his wife and daughter on a leisurely stroll during the autumn months, as seen in the yellow and orange colors of the nature around them. The artist’s daughter Dorothy stands half hidden behind Ella, her aunt and stepmother. Weir blends academic rending of the human form with impressionist colors and brushwork, flattened space, muted colors, and decorative patterning from Japanese prints.