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untitled (landscape with gray barns)
  • Raymond Eastwood
    1898–1987
    born: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • untitled (landscape with gray barns), 1957
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 63.6 x 76.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 25 1/16 x 30 in
  • Gift of the artist to the University of Kansas
  • On view: Gallery 407
  • 0000.2487
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"This Land", 15-Oct-2016
Eastwood enjoyed painting barns in the countryside around Lawrence, as shown in this depiction of a view near Pleasant Grove. Barns are iconic symbols of rural life and agriculture, yet they are sometimes ignored as ubiquitous emblems of the pastoral landscape. This farm includes a gambrel-roof barn on the left and a gable-roof barn on the right. The gambrel design represents an innovation that increased capacity for hay storage. The broken fence and gray walls of these barns lend a worn quality to the landscape, perhaps suggesting the diminishment of the family farm and its nostalgic associations.

Exhibition Label:
"This Land", 18-Mar-2014
Eastwood enjoyed painting barns in the countryside around Lawrence, as seen in this depiction of a view near Pleasant Grove. Barns are iconic symbols of rural life and agriculture, yet they are sometimes ignored
as ubiquitous emblems of the pastoral landscape. This farm includes a gambrel roofed barn on the left and a gable roofed barn on the right. The gambrel design represents an innovation that increased capacity for hay storage. The broken fence and grey walls of these barns lend a worn quality to the landscape, perhaps suggesting the diminishment of the family farm and
its nostalgic associations.

Mobile App Exhibition Label:
"This Land", 15-Oct-2016
Eastwood enjoyed painting barns in the countryside around Lawrence, as shown in this depiction of a view near Pleasant Grove. Barns are iconic symbols of rural life and agriculture, yet they are sometimes ignored as ubiquitous emblems of the pastoral landscape. This farm includes a gambrel-roof barn on the left and a gable-roof barn on the right. The gambrel design represents an innovation that increased capacity for hay storage. The broken fence and gray walls of these barns lend a worn quality to the landscape, perhaps suggesting the diminishment of the family farm and its nostalgic associations.


Exhibition Label:
"This Land," Mar-2014, Kate Meyer
Eastwood enjoyed painting barns in the countryside around Lawrence, as seen in this depiction of a view near Pleasant Grove. Barns are iconic symbols of rural life and agriculture, yet they are sometimes ignored
as ubiquitous emblems of the pastoral landscape. This farm includes a gambrel roofed barn on the left and a gable roofed barn on the right. The gambrel design represents an innovation that increased capacity for hay storage. The broken fence and grey walls of these barns lend a worn quality to the landscape, perhaps suggesting the diminishment of the family farm and
its nostalgic associations.