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Distant View of Niagara Falls

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Description: Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
Seen from a distance, the painting is controlled by a strong but simple geometry. The rectangular form of the canvas is echoed in the long band of sky. The straight edge of the horizon line divides the image horizontally. The cataract stretches nearly the entire length of the more than seven-and-a-half-foot picture, the diagonal of the near rim and...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.21-43
Description: Window on the West: Chicago and the Art of the New Frontier 1890–1940
In Chicago, during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, University of Wisconsin Professor of History Frederick Jackson Turner presented a paper in the Hall of Congresses (today The Art Institute of Chicago) entitled...
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.1-10

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