“Obscurity of Detail” by Jill Basham


$ 1,400.00




9” x 12”  Oil on linen panel. 

Olmsted associated park: Central Park, New York

Olmsted believed in the obscurity of detail for his landscape designs in order to unconsciously settle the human mind.

I chose to paint The Bridle Path in Central Park and to express it with the intention to try and mirror Olmsted's philosophy.
I was drawn to the un paved path and smattering of trees. I wanted to express a feeling similar to what Olmsted worked towards in his design, putting the individual into a state of relaxation and thoughtfulness.

 


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