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Print: Landscape in Evening Light
Print: Landscape in Evening Light
Resource Typeimage
TitlePrint: Landscape in Evening Light
Coverage / Year1986; Midwest
DescriptionA print of a bird's-eye view of rolling farmland with a group of cows grazing near the foreground. Dimensions are 27" x 36".
InterpretationButler grew up in rural Iowa knowing that he wanted to be an artist and admiring the tradition of midwestern landscapes. He consistently favors sweeping, expansive vistas that draw the viewer's attention to the state of the human relationship with the environment, especially the order Man imposes on the land through the geometric patterns of farming. There is an underlying sense of calm to his works, and a sense of the heroic qualities of Nature. Butler offers a panoramic or wide view, even in small scale works, that suggests the way a person at the actual site might by turning their head to look at different parts of the setting. This gives Butler's work a sense of movement through space. And although the work is realistic, the artist is more interested in the character of the place he depicts than he is in the specific details of it.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorButler, James D., 1945-
SourcePurchased by Lakeview Museum
Subject / KeywordsPrints; Lithographs; Landscape; Butler, James D., 1945-; Farms; Cows; Cattle;
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLVM1987.011.001
CONTENTdm file name9064721782002_Butlerprint.jpg
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