One of the most popular paintings in the Hilbert Museum is this masterful watercolor by Millard Sheets: "San Dimas Train Station," painted in 1933. It's part of our Permanent Collection and is always on display to the public, as it's a favorite of many visitors.
What sort of feeling do you have when you look at this painting? Some say "melancholy," "loneliness" or "isolation." The gray, lowering sky adds to that feeling. Some say "anticipation," as this is a train station -- but there's no train in sight. Is one coming soon?
Some have compared this painting to Edward Hopper's later (1942) "Nighthawks" at the Art Institute of Chicago. Same sort of feeling of isolation and anticipation? What do you think?
Notice the two figures -- one man sitting and reading a newspaper, the other man looking off to the side. Each is under his own light source. What are they waiting for -- to get on the next train, or to meet someone who's arriving? Notice the great precision with which Sheets rendered the details of the train station -- the style is called the Precisionist style of watercolors. "San Dimas Train Station" is truly a masterwork, and we're proud to have it on permanent exhibition at the Hilbert Museum. Come visit it soon! #hilbertmuseum#hilbertmuseumofcaliforniaart#millardsheets#millardsheetsartcenter#art#painting#watercolor#california#californiaart#museum#artmuseum#gallery#artgallery#artist#artistsoninstagram#museums#trains#trainstation#trainstations#1930s#realism#americanregionalism
HAPPY PAKISTAN DAY EVERYONEEE🇵🇰 Here's a picture of me from the #RailwayStation jahan mere kafi halat kharab thi because mai bohat zada darpook houn. I get it from my mom, I'm literally scared of everything and right here i was scared that the train would start moving and I won't be able to get off of it 😂😂 My dress is from sapphire and their summer vol II collection is now available in stores and online.
AP KO KIS CHEEZ SE DAR LAGTA HAI, let me know in the comments below ⬇
Suit : Folkstone
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I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path.
Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?