Welcome to the peaceful countryside!
Sit for a minute and imagine you’re in the woods.
What’s the weather like?
How many animals can you find?
What do you hear?
Listen to what it
might sound like:
John Constable wrote “painting is but another word for feeling” and was famous for his paintings of the land near his home.
How does this painting make you feel?
Why do you think he chose to paint this place?
Is there a place near your home you’d like to paint?
What does it look like today?
Can you match the tree in this photo to the tree in the painting?
Explore More Outside!
Go outside and try hugging the fattest tree in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. It’s an American Elm in the southwest corner of the park. Did you know that elms can live for hundreds of years?!
Loose Park is also home to ponds and trees. Have you seen this pond and footbridge at Loose Park?
Explore More Galleries!
Check out another painting in the American Art collection in gallery 219 (level 2 of this building.) The artist, Marsden Hartley, considered himself the painter of the state of Maine.
Do you have a favorite place or state?
What would you choose to paint about it?