Artist of the Day-Theme: Parks in Art(click on image to view individually)

Maybe this theme came to me because here in New England it’s the dead of winter. As I began to think about artists related to this subject I remembered the differences between the English and French garden designs of the 18th and 19th centuries and America’s development of a National Park system through westward expansion in the 19th century…Olmstead’s parks in Boston and NYC. The need, desire, dream of green space seems pretty universal but how that manifests says a great deal about the culture of the time and place. Artists: Thomas Moran, Picasso, John Singer Sargent, Seurat, Christo and Jeanne Claude