Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra Del Fuego to the Arctic

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Valéria Piccoli, Peter John Brownlee, Georgiana Uhlyarik
Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015 - Art - 280 pages
A bold and richly illustrated survey of the traditions and stylistic evolution of landscape painting in the Americas

As nations in the Americas gained independence in the early 19th century, a pictorial landscape tradition emerged. By 1840, landscape painting had become the primary medium for articulating conceptions of land and nation in the development of North and South American cultural identity. Picturing the Americas offers the first comprehensive treatment of this genre on both American continents, bringing into dialogue the landscape traditions of artists practicing between 1840 and 1940.

The catalogue is brilliantly illustrated with 260 color images, including works by U.S. artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and Georgia O'Keeffe; Canadian artists Joseph L gar , Frances Anne Hopkins, and Lawren Harris; Mexico's Jos Mar a Velasco, Uruguay's Joaqu n Torres-Garc a, and Brazil's Tarsila do Amaral, among many others. Leading scholars offer a Pan-American perspective on these landscape traditions: essays consider the emergence of modernism, as well as how the development of landscape imagery reflects the intricately intertwined geographies and sociopolitical histories of the peoples, nations, regions, and diasporas of the two continents.

About the author (2015)

Georgiana Uhlyarik is Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, and co-lead of the Indigenous + Canadian Art Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She works collaboratively with artists and curators from across the Americas and Europe and teaches art at York University and the University of Toronto. Her publications include

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