Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art - COUNTRY #1

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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - COUNTRY #1

TMA (Toledo Museum of Art) is one of my favorite places in Toledo, Ohio.  I first visited this beautiful museum when I was in high school in Canada.  I grew up in the Windsor area and I was privileged to go to a high school with an advanced art program.  We actually visited the TMA twice throughout my high school career.  I had no idea when I was a teenager that I would actually marry an American and then settle in the Toledo area!  I now visit my favorite museum once a year.

I will be featuring a few pieces from the TMA each week.

Yesterday we had a rainy, misty, foggy Spring day that resembles the featured oil painting below:

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“Hazy Day on the Marshes, New Jersey”

By Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904)

When I first saw this painting it reminded me of many hay fields that I have seen in Essex County, Ontario or Monroe County, Michigan.  However, after researching this painting I found out that this picture depicts a "salt marsh" and therefore the harvest is "salt hay."  Salt hay does not rot as quickly as straw and during the 1800's it was used for making butcher paper and as packing material.


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1 comment:

  1. I always enjoying looking at art in museums ad learning something new. This is a lovely painting. I lived near salt marshes at one time in New York, and it looked like this painting.


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