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Frederic Church’s painting "The Heart of the Andes" as displayed in the fine art gallery at the Metropolitan Fair in New York

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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: Art of the United States, 1750–2000: Primary Sources
The decade of the 1850s was, for many, a period of a satisfying coming of age. The Industrial Revolution, which had developed in the United States a bit later than in England, had matured, and the nation was on its way to being a global economic presence (despite a financial depression in 1857). The Gadsden Purchase in 1853 transferred Mexican land (this time without going to war) to the US...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.108-155
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00199.004
Description: The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American...
~Had the tour of Edward Troye’s Holy Land paintings been unsuccessful, it would probably not have affected his career adversely, for at the time he could have fallen back on his booming business in portraits of Thoroughbred horses. The artist James Fairman had no such safety net. A figure who resists categorization and easy placement into the standard...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.149-167
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00149.013
Description: Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
Crowds flocked to see The Heart of the Andes (see fig. 22). Over a mere three-week...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.65-85
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00051.006
Description: Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies
Art history has been increasingly interested in examining artworks within changing historical, social, institutional, economic, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts—all of which can be metaphorically termed frames. But what are the physical and optical limits of the painting? And can broadening those limits expand our historical understanding? In considering paintings as objects, where shall we set the boundaries? How can marks or labels affixed to a painting contribute to our historical …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.242-259
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00110.008

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