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The Rockies and the Alps : Bierstadt, Calame, and the romance of the mountains / Katherine Manthorne, Tricia Laughlin Bloom ; with contributions by Patricia Mainardi

Catalog Data

Author:
Manthorne, Katherine  Search this
Bloom, Tricia Laughlin  Search this
Contributor:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Host institution:
Newark Museum  Search this
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902 Themes, motives  Search this
Calame, Alexandre 1810-1864 Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Rocky Mountains
Alps
Date:
2018
Notes:
"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.
Contents:
Close to the soil -- Julie to Frankenstein to Heidi -- Painting the Rockie, invoking the Alps -- Nature, God, and Hashish
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Mountains in art  Search this
Landscapes in art  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
In art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097581