Artwork oft the month: Recently acquired

5July 2012

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts just purchased this new painting.  It is a beautiful landscape, and definitely worthy of your time to go down and take a moment to contemplate its simplicity.  As it is a very small painting, it is easy to walk past if your not paying attention.  
Richard Parks Bonington
British, 1801-1828
“Rouen Cathedral, sunrise”
1825, oil on millboard

I have not had the time needed to study it to speak clearly…
…It could pass for contemporary work completed today.