Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Jacob van Ruisdael – The Cleveland Museum of Art 1962.256. Landscape with a Church by a Torrent (c. 1670)


Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 100.3 x 83.8 cm. Inscriptions: Signed lower right: JvRuisdael [JvR in monogram]. Nr: 1962.256. Source:http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2011/05/cleveland_museum_of_art_exhibi_1.html

“Landscape With a Church by a Torrent,” painted around 1670, may indicate the rocky obstacles that need to be surmounted before the faithful can reach salvation. Seydl believes the logs by the far bank of the stream – once living trees – impart a sense of urgency about the brevity of life (http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2011/05/cleveland_museum_of_art_exhibi_1.html).

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