Archive for February 4th, 2009

04
Feb
09

A few O3 favorite painters

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toulouse

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04
Feb
09

Description de l’Égypte

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http://descegy.bibalex.org/

04
Feb
09

Cotapaxi

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Cotapaxi was painted after Frederic E.Church’s second visit to Ecuador in 1857 and embodies all that is essential about his work. At 18,858 feet (5748 m) Cotopaxi was the most impressive of the South American volcanoes; its cone was considered particularly perfect. The New York collector James Lenox commissioned this view in 1861. By that date the Civil War had begun, and Church’s decision to depict an eruption has been interpreted as a direct reflection on the tragic turn of events. The rising sun is obscured by the smoke of nature ‘at war with itself’, and the landscape shows the world ‘evolving out of the simultaneous processes of creation and destruction’.

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Photograph by R. Clucas, April 21, 1990.




1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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