"The subject impresses by its simplicity: a solitary traveler and his lean hound making way in hilly dunes, a remnant of a tumble-down fence and almost formless clouds." Jacob van Ruisdael's landscapes are lonely, distant views with only the occasional person or two who is almost lost in the forest or dunes. His representations of the trees and foliage are so life like botanists can identify each tree and bush. Our need for Nature and her unfettered freedom are so crucial and if you can't find a place to hike, putting yourself into these paintings is the next best thing.
- Author: Seymour Slive
- Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts, London 2005
- 279 pages, 11.5" x 10"
- Fully illustrated throughout
- ISBN: 9781903973745