The Grass Fire (Back-Firing)

Painter: Frederick Remington

Year: ca. 1908

This is the only nocturne to make the list. It is hard to pick out which element makes this painting feel so haunting. Maybe it is the way that the swath of burned grass separates the viewer from the picture, or the spooky look of the faces lit from below. I guess it doesn't matter what it is, because This.