DANIEL BLAGG (American, b. 1951) House & Barn, 1984 Oil on canvas 48 x 75 inches (121.9 x 190.5 cm) Inscribed verso: Daniel Blagg 1984 oil / cvs 48" x 75" / (House & Barn) Blagg's other painting House and Barn is a rural landscape in which most of the space is taken up with the skillfully painted limestone ledge. It is different from many of his urban and industrial themed works. However, one should take into consideration the fact that this "rural scene" was painted in Plano, Texas, during the mid-1980s, a time when the expansion of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex was swiftly encroaching on many small satellite communities like Plano. Thus, this classic rural image presented to the viewer represents a natural setting which will soon be swallowed by the urban landscape.