Landscape Painting on Trees - by Alison Moritsugu - be artist be art

Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees - by Alison Moritsugu - be artist be art
Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

Alison Moritsugu was born and raised in Hawai‘i and left the islands after high school. She received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives and works in Beacon, NY.

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees - by Alison Moritsugu - be artist be art
Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu – be artist be art

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees - by Alison Moritsugu - be artist be art
Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

In my log paintings, I examine the contrivances found in landscape paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries. These landscapes, by artists such as Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Edwin Church, were deeply rooted in the political constructs of the time and depicted the land as a bountiful Eden, a limitless frontier ripe for conquest.

Alison Moritsugu

 

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees - by Alison Moritsugu - be artist be art
Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

My work reveals how idealized images of the land shape our concept of the natural world – in essence, how our experiences are mediated by the mechanisms of art and culture. Painters throughout art history from the Northern Song, Baroque, Rococo and Hudson River School tailored their depictions of nature to serve an artistic narrative.

Alison Moritsugu

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees - by Alison Moritsugu - be artist be art
Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape Painting on Trees – by Alison Moritsugu

 

 

 

Be artist Be art

 

 

 

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