Valéria Piccoli
Valéria Piccoli is chief curator of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.
Piccoli, Valéria
Piccoli, Valéria
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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...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.48-88
Description: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
Artistic representation of human interaction with the land has a long history in the Americas. It spans more than 30,000 years, from the earthworks and pictographs of ancient Indigenous cultures to the land art of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary photographs of the terrible beauty of environmental destruction. It was during the early years of the nineteenth century, as emerging settler nations...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.13-15
Description: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
As nations in the Americas gained independence in the early nineteenth century, a pictorial landscape tradition emerged. By 1840, landscape painting had become the primary medium for articulating conceptions of land and nation in the development of North and South American cultural identity. Picturing the Americas offers the first comprehensive treatment of this genre on both American continents, bringing into dialogue the landscape traditions of artists practicing between 1840 and 1940.

The book includes works by U.S. artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and Georgia O’Keeffe; Canadian artists Joseph Légaré, Frances Anne Hopkins, and Lawren Harris; Mexico’s José María Velasco, Uruguay’s Joaquín Torres-García, and Brazil’s Tarsila do Amaral, among many others. Leading scholars offer a Pan-American perspective on these landscape traditions: essays consider the emergence of modernism, as well as how the development of landscape imagery reflects the intricately intertwined geographies and sociopolitical histories of the peoples, nations, regions, and diasporas of the two continents.

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Print publication date August 2015 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300211504
EISBN 9780300265835
Illustrations 236
Print Status in print