Frederic Church's "Heart of the Andes" Essay by rosebud19

Frederic Church's "Heart of the Andes"
A survey of the painting's historical significance and place in the painter's career.
# 46290 | 1,647 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Painting)

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This paper discusses the "Heart of the Andes," a landscape painting done by the great Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church. This paper places the work in the context of the painter's entire career, while focusing on the importance this work had at the time. Church's early life is discussed, including the influence of Thomas Cole and others. A description of the work is included.

From the Paper:

"Frederic Edwin Church was one of the leaders of the Hudson River School of painting, and whose greatest success was Heart of the Andes. Church is the most grandiloquent and vivid American landscape painter whose greatest works inspired awe about natural wonders and their splendor and who carried forward the "manifest destiny" of the wilderness. His large canvases are noted for the accuracy and clarity of the scenery portrayed."

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