Beautiful landscapes offer enough ease to the troubled soul. They have a way of making us see the bigger picture, literally and otherwise, where everything comes into perspective. The valley in the painting is such a sight. It is about to be drenched in the gold of sunlight that is approaching from behind the mountain. The trees and river that nestle among the tall rocks are waiting for a new day.
Title: Looking down Yosemite Valley
Medium: Oil on canvas
Year of Artwork: 1865
Artist: Albert Bierstadt
Birthplace of Artist: Germany