joy magnetism: Church's waterfall

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Church's waterfall

Magnet #946 - Frederic Church's Niagara

Frederic Edwin Church is the classic Hudson River School artist who painted this canvas that hangs at the Corcoran in DC. That's where I picked up this magnet. (Or, stamp, if you want to get technical.)

Niagara is one of the few paintings I've seen that do justice to the actual waterfalls. Of course, it's seven-feet-wide, so that probably helped a bit. Plus, in the deafening quiet of the gallery, you can almost hear the pounding of the falls on the rocks below. Very cool.

The giant piece is overwhelming and amazing, and is likely the painting that solidified Church's place in art history.
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