If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a painting? For our exhibition WIDENING THE HORIZON: New Mexico Landscapes, we paired Southwestern landscape paintings with photographs of the places that inspired them. The results are fascinating, showing how artists interpret a setting based on style, sensibility and—particularly—sentiment. Explore the pairings below, and make sure to visit WIDENING THE HORIZON before it closes on June 30.
A glimpse of Middle Truchas Peak from Eli Levin‘s studio in Dixon, New Mexico.
This Alfred Morang painting may show artist Olive Rush’s garden on Canyon Road. Rush and Morang were close friends. Compare to the photograph at right.
Alice Webb‘s monotype of the iconic San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church in Taos, New Mexico gives us a sense of the surrounding landscape.
Eli Levin‘s interpretation of Abiquiu’s colorful rock formations.
Dorothy Morang paints a Santa Fe summer storm in watercolor.
Maynard Dixon‘s pastel of New Mexico’s dramatic cloud formations.
Mt. Carmel, Utah, according to Santa Fe artist Arthur Haddock.
Tommy Macaione brings out the purple and blue tones of a snowy Santa Fe street.
Barbara Brock‘s monotype of a Taos sunset.