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The Icebergs

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Description: The Icebergs
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Description: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
Nineteenth-century landscape paintings in the Americas were prompted by a desire to depict the hemisphere’s most remote regions, and were largely informed by scientific inquiry...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.48-88
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00273.003
Description: The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece
~The artist applied the finishing touches to his masterful presentation in the accompanying broadside (fig. 16). That text is reprinted here in full for the first time. Each paragraph is paired with the corresponding details of the painting, to provide a simulacrum of the original viewers’ experience of The Icebergs.
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.28-43
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00204.002
Description: The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece
Frederic Edwin Church’s great painting The Icebergs (fig. 1), the subject of this book, affirms this epigraph. The story of The Icebergs is a kaleidoscope—of talent, adventure, and eye-popping spectacle; of science, colonialism, and multinational wishful thinking...
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.11-27
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00204.001
Description: Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
In 1859, the year both the Heart of the Andes and The Origin of Species appeared, Frederic Church traveled to the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts to sketch (fig. 38). The terrain was constantly shifting, as glaciers and icebergs remade the map. Explorers embarked to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.87-121
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00051.007

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