Sunday, May 1, 2016

W A T E R F A L L S and M O U N T A I N S

Albert Bierstadt painting of a waterfall
It's a common mistake to confuse waterfalls with mountains, and we all do it.
Waterfalls are water that falls, mountains are rock that rises. Wait, that can't be right . . .
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
an 1899 photo engraving of an odd mountain
an 1899 photo-engraving
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Caspar David Friedrich painting of a foggy mountain
a Caspar David Friedrich painting     click image to enlarge
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
a Clifton Karhu & Henry Steiner illustration 1972a Clifton Karhu & Henry Steiner illustration, 1972
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Albert Bierstadt painting of a waterfall
an Albert Bierstadt painting     see full size
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Clifford J. Beese 1915 ink drawing of a mountain
Clifford J. Beese 1915     click twice
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
A Frank Mason illustration for a travel poster, mountain lake & train
a Frank Mason illustration for a travel poster     see full size
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
A Miroslav Sasek illustration for a children's book, 1965
a Miroslav Sasek illustration for a children's book, 1965     click twice
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
a Mary Blair waterfall illustration
a Mary Blair waterfall
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Albert Bierstadt art
an Albert Bierstadt painting     click twice
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Paul Hambleton Landacre art, rounded mountains
Paul Hambleton Landacre art     see full size
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
     
Mitre Peak Milford Sound poster
A travel poster
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
J.J. Grandville cartoon of a man ascending a mountain with a big croisillon
a J.J. Grandville cartoon     click twice
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Frank Godwin book illustration in color
a Frank Godwin book illustration
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Niagara Falls 1839, view from the USA side
 Niagara Falls 1839,  from the USA side     see full size
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   

1950 illustration of a train in snowy mountains, Western Rail
a 1950 illustration by who knows who
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
A Chesley Bonestell illustration of alien mountains
a Chesley Bonestell illustration of off-world mountains     click twice
    
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Rockwell Kent painting of mountains
a Rockwell Kent painting     click twice
   
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
A David Roberts illustration of an unlikely landscape
a David Roberts illustration     click twice
  
W A T E R F A L L S    &    M O U N T A I N S
   
Frederic Church painting of waterfalls and mountains
a Frederic Church painting     see full size
          
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