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November 2021

CBD 2021: Faith, Pain, and the Faraway: A Meditation on Landscape Painting with Alexander Nemerov

November 1 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sanford Gifford (1823-1880) made perhaps the most beautiful of all Hudson River School landscapes. Most notably, he was famed for his portrayal of the distance. Far horizons—hazy, luminous, otherworldly—were his special fascination. In this talk Alexander Nemerov will explore Gifford’s faith in the faraway in light of his close relationship with his troubled older brother Charles. Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford. He is the author of many books,…

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