Back in the 1800s the county was called Duchess County and that’s in the Poughkeepsie- Newburgh- Middletown area in today’s civilization. When I first saw this I wanted to pick it because of the beauty of the overall painting. First the blue skies gave me a sense of calmness, and the mountains provide movement and direction. Also what found interesting is that there’s a guy in red looking in the distance. I think his an explorer so his looking at the lands and is amazed about how beautiful it is.
The reason I chose this painting is because it makes me so calm when I look at it. This might be the most relaxing painting that I have ever seen. What I mean by that is that you can look at it and you feel so much more relaxed. The sunset is a big reason why this painting has so much calmness and also the calm river makes it just beautiful to stare at. This painting is perfect if you are having a tough day or are frustrated in work. and the open sky with the vie of the horizon makes it even calmer.