Autumn Field with Corn Shocks and Stream

Date Created
circa 1914
Work Medium
26 in x 22 in x ;27" x 23"
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Historical Context
The influence of the Impressionistic style can be seen within the brushstrokes of many of Alten’s paintings. The details become less about the ideal scene, more about the exact moment in time and the impression of the artist caught within that moment. The strokes within the light blue sky and sun-lit hay stacks of this work capture one specific moment as witnessed by Alten, leaving an “impression” of this scene that seemingly only he witnessed.
Landscape with a small stream bottom right, trees and corn shocks along the bank.
Gift of George and Barbara Gordon

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids