Talk:Frederic Edwin Church

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I don´t know how long Church lived on his farm in Hudson, but why is Olana, the Persian-style house Church built himself in Hudson not mentioned?

I'm deleting the statement that what ever i do what i want Church was a "surrealist" -- while I'm no art expert, this one seems to me to be flat wrong. Anyone who actually knows the subject, please feel free to correct me. JamesMLane 03:18, 14 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Heart of the Andes[edit]

Shouldn't Heart of the Andes be pictured here, since it's mentioned in the article and was also a very important work in Church's career (it came before "Twilight" and "The Icebergs")? I'm going to see if I can add it. 128.255.141.100 02:30, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Opening sentences[edit]

I'm a bit concerned about the opening sentences, in which the following quote is given "always concerned with including a spiritual dimension in his works" but which, as far as I know is only a quote from a paper about Church (one, it seems, not in English, even). My understanding is that Church left almost no, or very very few, written records, so I think this is not a quote from Church himself (although I would be happy to be corrected). More generally, do we really need to quote anybody other than Church in the opening sentences of his own biographical page? It doesn't seem appropriate to me. Just my thoughts. Sincerely and thank you, DoctorTerrella (talk) 15:37, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

I agree with you ... the quote in the opening paragraph does not seem right there. That entire sentence would be better placed into the 'Style' section. Xenxax (talk) 16:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
I tried to fix things up. Please consider the new content. Sincerely and thank you, DoctorTerrella (talk) 17:39, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
The first paragraph is much improved in my opinion, but ... am only one voice of many on Wikipedia. Xenxax (talk) 20:48, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Progress is incremental, usually. DoctorTerrella (talk) 22:10, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Placement of the Heart of the Andes[edit]

Sorry, @Modernist , but I disagree with your placement of the Heart of the Andes. @Hohum moved it to a section of the essay that relates to the painting. Andes is also generally considered to be one of Church's most important works, so it seems sensible that it have a larger size in the presentation of paintings shown in this article. Please revert to the what Hohum had done, and which I think is sensible. Just my opinion. I'm sure that we all admire Church's work. Thank you and sincerely, DoctorTerrella (talk) 01:04, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

It's better now...Modernist (talk) 01:06, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
My latest edit tries organise the images so that there is no crashing into the gallery at wide resolutions, and so that the images stay in their sections at most widths. (Hohum @) 01:10, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Seems ok...Modernist (talk) 01:10, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
When people love something, details can be important! ;-) DoctorTerrella (talk) 01:12, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Wonder if not this gallery would benefit of packed mode. There are quite a lot of both vertical and horisontal paintings that make thee gallery look disturbingly unbalanced. Hafspajen (talk) 07:28, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

The new gallery arrangement looks very good, Hafspajen. I only wonder if it's necessary to include a title - Frederic Edwin Church's works - over the group of images. It seems to me perhaps a little like stating the obvious. I've seen 'periods' or 'themes' titled in galleries, as in Peter Paul Rubens, but don't recall seeing the artist's name used for an overall gallery title. You have far more Wikipedia experience than me, so will defer to you; just sharing a thought. -Xenxax (talk) 13:25, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh ... also, Hafspajen. I totally removed a link on the Church page that you had hidden earlier today. The link only appeared recently and may have been an error. I looked into it, found where it went, but it was a blog with essentially the same information already stated in the Wikipedia article. -Xenxax (talk) 13:25, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Frederic Edwin Church - Rainy Season in the Tropics - Google Art Project.jpg to appear as POTD[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Frederic Edwin Church - Rainy Season in the Tropics - Google Art Project.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on October 12, 2014. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2014-10-12. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:25, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

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Rainy Season in the Tropics

Rainy Season in the Tropics, an 1866 painting by the American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church. A central figure in the Hudson River School, Church was inspired by romanticism and luminism in his depictions of dramatic natural phenomena. He traveled widely, including twice to South America (as here), but also around the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Rainy Season in the Tropics has often been associated with Church's Aurora Borealis, both as a completion of an arctic-tropical sequence which also includes The Heart of the Andes and The Icebergs, and because of similar luminosity and composition which suggest a "renewed optimism in natural and historic events".

Painting: Frederic Edwin Church
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