Bernheim Bridge, Louisville
Madison Cawein (American, born 1950)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Clay L. Morton In Bernheim Bridge
Cawein builds up multiple layers of translucent glaze to produce a finely detailed and delicately rendered painting that has an uncanny way of making the viewer feel as though they are present in the moment the image captures. Leaves drift down to the rippling water below and the sun seems to flicker through the forest beyond the bridge, imparting a sense of immediacy and vitality.