Peter John Brownlee
Peter John Brownlee is associate curator at the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Brownlee, Peter John
Brownlee, Peter John
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Description: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
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Centuries of extraction—of fur, timber, fish, precious metals and minerals, rubber, guano and an array of staple agricultural crops such as tobacco, sugar, coffee, cotton and cacao—had by 1800 left their mark on the physical landscape of the Americas...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.132-177
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
Description: Samuel F. B. Morse’s <i>Gallery of the Louvre</i> and the Art of...
IN NOVEMBER 1829, Samuel F. B. Morse (fig. 1) boarded a ship bound for London, the first stop on what would become a nearly three-year tour of England, Italy, and France. He was at the height of his artistic powers. Still reeling from the premature death of his beloved wife, Lucretia Pickering Walker Morse, as...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Description: Samuel F. B. Morse’s <i>Gallery of the Louvre</i> and the Art of...
Samuel F. B. Morse’s (1791–1872) Gallery of the Louvre (1831–33) is one of the most significant, and enigmatic, works of early 19th-century American art. It is also one of the last works Morse painted before turning his attention to the invention of the telegraph and Morse code.

A signature painting in the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Gallery of the Louvre underwent an extensive conservation treatment in 2010–11 and was the focus of three symposia held at the Yale University Art Gallery (April 2011), the National Gallery of Art (April 2012), and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (April 2013). This collection of essays, carefully drawn from the proceedings of these scholarly sessions, brings together the fresh insights of academics, curators, and conservators, who focus on the painting’s visual components and its cultural contexts. The book accompanies a multi-year tour of the painting to prominent museums across the country.

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Print publication date October 2014 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300207613
EISBN 9780300259513
Illustrations 106
Print Status in print