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Wanderer above a Sea of Fog

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Description: Wanderer above a Sea of Fog
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Description: Picturing
In 1871, Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) traveled on the steamship Shubrick from San Francisco to the headlands of Point Reyes, some thirty-four miles north. With a small party, he landed on the beach at Drake’s Bay, so called because this inlet is supposed to be the stopping place of the British navigator during his Pacific voyage of 1579, and...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.114-147
Description: German Romantic Painting
~FRIEDRICH is recognized today as the supreme German painter of the Romantic era, but in his own time his genius was not so widely acknowledged. This was not because the aims of his art were foreign to the interests of his generation. On the contrary, his allusions to the spiritual in nature, his close study of local landscape and his emphasis on the need...
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
Seen from a distance, the painting is controlled by a strong but simple geometry. The rectangular form of the canvas is echoed in the long band of sky. The straight edge of the horizon line divides the image horizontally. The cataract stretches nearly the entire length of the more than seven-and-a-half-foot picture, the diagonal of the near rim and...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.21-43

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