The Chasm of the Colorado1873-1874 Thomas Moran Born: Bolton, England 1837 Died: Santa Barbara, California 1926 oil on canvas mounted on aluminum 84 3/8 x 144 3/4 in. (214.3 x 367.6 cm.) Remarks: Frame: 111 1/4 x 171 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum Lent by the Department of the Interior Museum L.1968.84.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, North Lobby
I typically don't post images of realistic landscapes, but I just love this one by Thomas Moran. You need to see it at the museum because it's actually quite large. I suggest you plant your feet in front of the painting, look longer than our A/D/D selves allow, and study every detail in order to appreciate how talented he was. The storm is my favorite part. Did you know Moran was a big influence in getting Yellowstone preserved as a national park?
Have a great friday,