Majestic Grounds at Reynolda

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Majestic Grounds at Reynolda

Guest blogger: Betsy Hicks, Marketing & Communications Intern 2012-13

The beauty and majesty of the The Old Hunting Grounds (1864) oil painting by Worthington Whittredge cannot be understated – the artist’s incredible use light and darkness transports viewers into the forest. Worthington Whittredge’s personal love of nature is abundantly clear in much of his work, and is certainly evident in this piece. With the gentle trees and branches forming a simple, cathedral-like buttress on which the work is focused, the artist’s spiritual connection with the subject is proof of nature’s transcendence.  

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As spring turns to summer in Reynolda Village, The Old Hunting Grounds is apropos. The path between Wake Forest University and Reynolda is green and lush – it is impossible not to appreciate the beauty and serenity of nature when you’re surrounded by such powerful examples of it every day.

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If you’re need in need of beauty in its purest form, look no further than The Old Hunting Grounds and Reynolda House to renew your spirit.


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