Morning on the Loire- Henri-Joseph Harpignies

Junior Docent Student Work

Reproduction Artwork by Brook Peterson

Brook Peterson—Meadowview Elementary

When I look at this artwork I see a variety of different shapes especially many different lines, it has depth and many colors. I chose this piece of art because of the way this piece makes me feel. It makes me feel calm and happy with the colors the artist used. This makes the painting interesting and fun to explore the scenery. If this work of art could talk, I don’t think it would say anything, but you would hear the wind and a small rustle of leaves and a calm river. It would say nothing because it would be peaceful and quiet for you to think.

Creative Response: I created a tree sculpture inspired by this painting and you can see me holding it in the photograph.

Artist and Artwork

Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819–1916)
Morning on the Loire, 1904
Oil on canvas
26 × 32 1/4 in. (66.04 × 81.92 cm)
Layton Art Collection Inc., Gift of Frederick Layton L182
Photo credit: John R. Glembin