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By the Light of the Moon

Accession Number
2002/1.190

Title
By the Light of the Moon

Artist(s)
P.J. Hornberger

Object Creation Date
1991

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
22 1/4 in x 30 9/16 in (56.5 cm x 77.6 cm);22 1/4 in x 30 1/2 in (56.52 cm x 77.47 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection

Label copy
P. J. Hornberger
United States, 20th century
By the Light of the Moon
1991
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection, 2002/1.190
One prominent genre among contemporary folk painters is memory painting, when the artist paints either their own memories or those of an imagined past. Memory paintings often feature family or community activities, or scenes that include stereotypes or now-obsolete objects. Many memory paintings, like By the Light of the Moon, take place in rural settings and convey a sense of contentment and nostalgia for life in the past. Hornberger runs a contemporary roadside studio in Carmine, Texas.
(Out of the Ordinary, 2010)

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
landscape

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Keywords
Birds
Figures
Mammals
houses
leaves
moonlight
stars
trees
vegetables

2 Related Resources

Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)
Folk, Self-taught, Amateur, and Visionary Art
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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