Encounters with paradise: views of Hawaii and its people, 1778-1941
affecting Hawaii and its people over a period of more than 160 years. The earliest paintings are by John Webber, official artist for Captain James Cook's third Pacific voyage. During the first-known European landing in Hawaii, on January 21, 1778, Webber went ashore with Cook, sketching the terrain, dwellings, and native people. Other explorer-artists followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, Western missionaries and traders settled in the Hawaiian Islands. First whaling.
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This is the catalog of a one-time-only exhibition of the first artistic visions of Hawaii. Primarily the work of European and American artists (no work by non-Europeans is known to exist), it opens ... Read full review
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