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One day when I was visiting the Currier Museum of Art, I was discussing the Mount Washington Exhibit with friend and mentor, Carly Glovinski. I shared my observation for this apparent formula, of landscape painters placing the majority of the small figures in red. Glovinski agreed, in the visual popularity of the red dress code among many of the landscape paintings placed on display. We continued to discover this trend in many more of our following conversations. Before continuing to read this post please take a look at these works... Thomas Cole, View in the White Mountians, circa 1827

Thomas Cole, Storm near Mount Washington, c. 1828

Fredrick Edwin. Church, South American Landscape, c.1856

Martin Heade, Marshfield Meadows