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My Interpretation Monday: Road Under the Trees by Maeve

by CAM Social Media


My Interpretation Monday , interpretation , social media , in the galleries , European Painting & Sculpture

We’ve asked our social media followers to interpret their favorite artwork at the Cincinnati Art Museum. They sent us their thoughts and feelings about the work of art they chose. Each week, we will feature one interpretation here on our blog. This week one of our Teen Advisory Board members, Maeve, explains why the Road under the Trees by Émile Schuffenecker speaks to her.

I don’t know what particularly draws me to this painting, but I can’t help but fall in love with it. I’ve never felt that a painting could ever be as dynamic and lively like this before. The painting draws my eyes up and down from the figures below, to the branches. The colors breathe life into the painting. This piece is so radical to me in that it invokes a physical response in me. I literally get goosebumps whenever I look at this masterpiece. How awesome is that? It’s not just radical, it’s unprecedented.

Do you have an interpretation you’d like to share on CAM’s blog? Send your #MyInterpretationMonday to [email protected] and we will feature your perspective on an upcoming Monday!*

*We may not be able to post all entries we receive due to volume of entries and/or copyright restrictions.

Emile Schuffenecker (French, b.1851, d.1934) The Road Under the Trees, circa 1888 oil on canvas, Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight J. Thomson 1980.276