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It’s #WorldKindnessDay! And who is kinder than a couple of dogs? 
Constant Troyon, The Gamekeeper, 1850s, oil on panel. The Clark, 1955.563. #onview #puppylove #intheberkshires #constanttroyon #clarkart
Employing layered washes, a broader range of hues, and fluid brushwork to evoke atmosphere, Lydford Castle illuminates how artist Thomas Girtin challenged the conventions of the British topographical tradition, a field characterized by carefully delineated images of recognizable places. Girtin’s distant view of a medieval fortress focuses more on the expressive play of strongly contrasting light and shadow cast by clouds upon the rolling hills, where the artist gives equal weight to grazing cows and England’s architectural legacy.
Employing layered washes, a broader range of hues, and fluid brushwork to evoke atmosphere, Lydford Castle illuminates how artist Thomas Girtin challenged the conventions of the British topographical tradition, a field characterized by carefully delineated images of recognizable places. Girtin’s distant view of a medieval fortress focuses more on the expressive play of strongly contrasting light and shadow cast by clouds upon the rolling hills, where the artist gives equal weight to grazing cows and England’s architectural legacy.