Sublime Landscapes

september, 2018

sat15sep - 3mayAll DaySublime LandscapesSpecial Installation(All Day) 1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685 Phoenix Art Museum5 Arts Circle:Phoenix Art Museum

Event Details

Spurred by the artists from the North East who comprised the Hudson River School, landscape painting was one of the most popular subjects in nineteenth-centuryAmerica. Pushed ever westward by expansionist notions of Manifest Destiny, a belief that such territorial expansion was inevitable and pre-ordained. Painters were also part of government initiatives to survey the vast region, particularly in regards to potential railroad routes and to learn about the indigenous populations they encountered. 

 
Adventurous artists sought landscape subjects beyond the continental United States, some traveling to the Arctic, where they found immense icebergs and the Aurora Borealis (these were dangerous journeys). Artists visited equatorial South America where they thrilled to the sublime vistas and smoldering volcanos they discovered. The Amazon and the Andes were rich sources for exotic paintings. Many regarded South America as “a land of scientific wonders, golden riches, and edenic innocence.” J.P. Reichardt’s Latin American Scene of 1866 captures the attraction of humid locales very different from North America.
 

Time

September 15 (Saturday) - May 3 (Sunday)

Location

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685

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