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Aurora Borealis

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Description: Aurora Borealis
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Description: The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece
In May 1862 Frederic Edwin Church had a problem. His latest “Great Picture,” a six-by-nine-foot canvas called The North—now known as The Icebergs—had failed to find a buyer, after being shown first in New York and then in Boston. As he had done with great success before,...
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.45-69
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00204.003
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

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