A Miracle of Nature (1913) by Thomas Moran

A Miracle of Nature - Thomas Moran - 1913

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TitleA Miracle of Nature
ArtistThomas Moran
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions51.1 x 76.5 cm (20 1/8 x 30 1/8 in)
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationPrivate collection

About A Miracle of Nature

The artwork titled “A Miracle of Nature” was painted by Thomas Moran in the year 1913. This oil on canvas piece is a representation of the Romanticism movement and measures 51.1 by 76.5 centimeters. It falls under the genre of landscape painting and, as of the last known record, it resides within a private collection.

The artwork captures a dramatic and expansive landscape scene, characteristic of the Romantic style that seeks to emphasize the sublime beauty of nature. The composition is anchored by rugged cliffs and rock formations that frame the view, leading the eye toward a luminous section in the center where sunlight bathes the land, perhaps after a storm or just as the clouds are parting. The play of light and shadow creates a sense of depth and volume within the landscape, highlighting the textures of the rocks and the vastness of the space. The sky above is rendered with dynamic brushstrokes, suggesting the movement of heavy clouds. Overall, the artwork conveys a sense of awe and the emotional power of the natural world, inviting viewers to contemplate the majesty of the environment portrayed.

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