"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
Thanks Martha! This will be an excellent idea to look for to put in one of my dollhouses. I'm still working on that mid-Victorian! This will be very good over the fireplace!
I believe there is a tendency on the part of contemporary art historians to "assign" motivations and "purposes" to past artists. Does anyone really believe that Albert Bierstadt pondered and then purposefully supported the concept of "manifest destiny" while he painted? David Delo
Yes, quite a few people believe that of Bierstadt and other members of the Hudson River School who definately believed that art could effect change. This idealiam coupled with the influence of the Romantic art movement in Europe combined to create his style. Although his work fell out of favor, he enjoyed a good deal of success for a period by advancing the romantic ideal of the western US.
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