Theodore Butler’s winter scene reflects the artistic influence of his father-in-law Claude Monet and was likely painted at his rural home in Giverny. Despite being an American Impressionist, Butler championed the Post-Impressionists’ expressive and eccentric use of color. Here, denuded trees painted in shades of deep blue stand silhouetted against the pale-yellow sky while casting long purple shadows across the pristine, snow-covered garden.
Retired professor of photography from Utah State University, Craig Law has spent decades documenting Western landscapes, such as this one of Foster Reservoir, located near Preston, Idaho. The silvery hue of this black and white photograph matches the feeling of this scene; the barren trees, empty fields, and snow in the mountains suggest the transition from fall into winter. One can almost feel the chill in the air.
A pioneer in the development of color photography, Jeannette Klute tested and developed the dye transfer process at the Eastman Kodak research laboratories. Always drawn to the outdoors, Klute specialized in detailed imagery of nature, ranging from lush landscapes to intimate “portraits” of flowers, ferns, and trees. Her innovative approach to using color has made her a major player in the development of creative photography. These red leaves show a colorful fall scenes.
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