Article of Interest: “America’s Moral Volcano” by Eleanor Jones Harvey

Can landscape paintings depict political turmoil? They did during the American Civil War.

Read here:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/americas-moral-volcano/

“Frederic Edwin Church painted “Cotopaxi” in 1862. Although it is not specifically about the Civil War, it is a landscape suffused with it.” – Eleanor Jones Harvey, New York Times

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Inspiration: The Works of Maxfield Parrish

“Maxfield Parrish (1870 – 1966) was an American painter and illustrator. Born Frederick Maxfield Parrish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began drawing for his own amusement early in his life. He went on to pursue a career that was to last for many decades and effectively shape the Golden Age of Illustration, and the future of American visual art in general. Launched by a commission to illustrate Kenneth Grahame’s The Walls Were as of Jasper in 1897, his repertoire was to include many prestigious projects such as Eugene Field’s Poems of Childhood (1904) and the traditional Arabian Nights (1909).” – Parrish-House.com

Inspiration: Animals by Berkley Illustration

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