Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902 Themes, motives Search this
Calame, Alexandre 1810-1864 Themes, motives Search this
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Rockies and the Alps : Bierstadt, Calame, and the romance of the mountains, presented at the Newark Museum March 24-August 19, 2018"--Title page verso.
Close to the soil -- Julie to Frankenstein to Heidi -- Painting the Rockie, invoking the Alps -- Nature, God, and Hashish
Inspired by the grandeur of 'the Rockies and the Alps', American and European artists strove to capture their power in paint. In the mid-19th century, when photographers, scientists, and armchair travellers were awakening to these wonders, improved transportation and accommodations made mountains and glaciers more accessible. This richly illustrated volume brings together dazzling depictions of the Rockies and the Alps, while investigating how geology, flora and fauna, and social and literary contexts relate to the rise of alpine landscape painting.