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Avery, Kevin J., "Church's Great Picture: The Heart of the Andes"

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Avery, Kevin J., "Church's Great Picture: The Heart of the Andes"

Avery, Kevin J., "Church's Great Picture: The Heart of the Andes"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1993 | ISBN: 9994925199 | English | PDF | 64 pages | 7.75 Mb

Firederic Church, for the period of some twenty-five years encompassing the Civil War, occupied a preeminent position in the realm of American culture. During those years of remarkable growth in the intellectual life of the United States, from approximately 1855 to 1875, Church was his nation’s most famous painter and a pivotal figure in the world of art and society that centered on New York City. The exhibition of his pictures that were deliberately produced as individual showpieces became public events surrounded by a hubbub of advertising, hucksterism, and critical acclaim. Although Church was applauded as a leading painter of landscapes as early as the late 1840s, it was with the display of his Niagara in New Y ork in 185 7, and its rapturous reception by critics and the public there and later in London, that he became a figure of renown at the age of thirty-one.

Avery, Kevin J., "Church's Great Picture: The Heart of the Andes"