Landscape Painting in Europe: The Influence of Salvator Rosa

     

Salvator Rosa's paintings became a formula for landscape painting in the nineteenth century. This desolate landscape painting by Washington Allston is a characteristic example.

A special feature of the formula was a stump in the lower left-hand corner that was supposed to add an additional emotional element to the picture.



Washington Allston, Elijah in the Desert, 1818, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston