223 Sunlit Skies

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 14:53UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD
Sunlit Skies
Artist: Bierstadt, AlbertDate of Birth: 1803-1902
Medium: Oil on paper mounted on board
Dimensions: 11 x 14 3/4 inches
Signed: Signed lower right

Albert BierstadtÕs early training in Dusseldorf immersed him in the soaring aesthetics of High German RomanticismÑthink Goethe, Beethoven, WagnerÑand prepared him to take on the challenges of the vast American West. As in Faust, BeethovenÕs Symphonies, WagnerÕs Ring, BierstadtÕs stance is majestic bordering on the surreal, the beautiful looking into the ungraspable sublime. Even in a comparatively modest work like Sunlit Skies, the suggestion of distancesÑterrestrial and celestialÑtakes us beyond the limits of our senses, into a realm of imagination and dreams.