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Botanist on Alp (No. 1)
by Wallace Stevens

Panoramas are not what they used to be.
Claude has been dead a long time
And apostrophes are forbidden on the funicular.
Marx has ruined Nature,
For the moment.

For myself, I live by leaves,
So that corridors of clouds,
Corridors of cloudy thoughts,
Seem pretty much one:
I don't know what.

But in Claude how near one was
(In a world that was resting on pillars,
That was seen through arches)
To the central composition,
The essential theme.

What composition is there in all this:
Stockholm slender in a slender light,
An Adriatic riva rising,
Statues and stars,
Without a theme?

The pillars are prostrate, the arches are haggard,
The hotel is boarded and bare.
Yet the panorama of despair
Cannot be the specialty
Of this ecstatic air.

Claude is the French landscape painter Claude Lorrain, c.1604-1682.

Kites
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Kites (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Clouds
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
40" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Clouds (detail)
Flashe, acrylic and tempera on float-mounted panel
40" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Mary Poppins Trees I
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Mary Poppins Trees I (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48"
2004
Mary Poppins Trees 2
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Mary Poppins Trees 2 (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Central Park Trees 1
Flashe, acrylic, ink and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Central Park Trees 1 (detail 1)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Central Park Trees 1 (detail 2)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Central Park Trees 2 (detail 1)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004
Central Park Trees 2 (detail 2)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2002
Backdrop (diptych)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panels
72" x 96" (overall)
2004
Backdrop (diptych) (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
72" x 96" (overall)
2004
Bethesda
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-monted panel
24" x 36" x 1/4"
2004
Bethesda (detail)
Flashe,acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
24" x 36" x 1/4"
2004
Grand Ave
Flashe,acrylic, tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
24" x 36" x 1/4"
2004
Central Park Trees 2
Flashe, acrylic,tempera and pencil on float-mounted panel
36" x 48" x 1/4"
2004