By some accounts modern art was, in part, a reaction to the camera and it powers of verrisimilitude. Art would show it how to squint the eyes or look through impressionist’s eyes to points of light. In this Sykes landscape we have a photograph responding to a painting, and it begins with the focus. It is soft. When the subject is examples up-close (closer that you will see it here) it seems to loosen and sometimes shake itself into dabs of paint. Such a photorgraph might be a way to teach impressions. And it is also appropriate and typical that we do not know when or where this is.

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