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The Country School

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Description: The Country School
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Description: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University...
Frederic Edwin Church traveled to this isolated peak in northern Maine for the first time in 1852, not long after the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s “Ktaadn and the Maine Woods” (1848). The landscape Thoreau called “exceedingly wild and desolate” is subtly brought under control in Church’s Mt. Ktaadn...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.241-275
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In late September 1903, Winslow Homer welcomed John Beatty, the director of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, to his home and studio in Prout’s Neck, Maine. While there, Beatty noticed a tattered book on color theory. Beatty asked Homer if he found the work to be of value, and the artist replied, “It is my Bible.” …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.199-205

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