Landscapes of Colorado: mountains and plains
"Landscapes of Colorado" features the efforts of artists who have used the state's natural beauty as inspirations for their paintings and photographs. Art curator Ann Daley selected the artists. Some lived in Colorado only briefly, while others have spent their entire careers in the state. Daley also provides an essay linking each artist to the impressive history of Colorado, where for over a century painters and photographers have been attracted to its magnificent views and its crisp, clear light.
Art critic Michael Paglia provides a profile of each of the artists. In writing about them, he takes into account key experiences in their development, as well as analyzing their varying styles, the techniques they embrace, and places them in the broader context of landscape art. The artists found in "Landscapes of Colorado" display a wide range of aesthetic approaches from neotraditional to contemporary realist.
"Landscapes of Colorado" is an overview of the rich vein of contemporary art in Colorado.