Morning in the Fields
Chauncey F. Ryder ( American, 1868 - 1949 )
- by 1919
The blurred forms of the horse and figures, as well as the indistinct mass of tall, spindly trees in the background, show the influence of the art historical movement called tonalism. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries,American landscape painters like Chauncey Foster Ryder used this technique to create the mood of nature, rather than precisely describe the landscape.