Plowing at Sunset
12.5 in x 9.5 in x ;19" x 16.5"
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In this scene, Alten captures farmers plowing with their teams of horses in the rapidly fading light at sunset. The bands of heavy dark clouds at the top of the composition and layer of dark earth at the bottom seem to squeeze the light between them, creating an urgency to the farmers’ work.
Silhouette of horses in a work field with a yellow sunset under a gray, overcast sky in the background.
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon