Do you see the dogsled? Aurora Borealis (1865) is a

Do you see the dogsled? Aurora Borealis (1865) is a

5/17/2021, 6:00:56 PM
Do you see the dogsled? Aurora Borealis (1865) is a painting by the American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). In the left foreground, you can see an American ship stuck in the frozen water. And if you zoom in just to the right of the ship, you can see a tiny sled carried by four dogs. It emphasizes how small humans are compared to this incredible natural force. The auroras erupt in this sky, creating a symphony of light. Frederic Edwin Church did not observe this scene himself. It was actually his friend Isaac Hayes who had been there. He was a polar explorer, and it was his ship, the SS United States that we can see in the frozen water. Hayes had made some sketches of what he observed in the Arctic, and when he returned to New York, he gave these sketches to the magnificent landscape painter Church, who turned them into this painting. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #AmericanArt #AmericanArtist #AmericanPainter #FredericEdwinChurch #Church #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLight #Nature #Arctic #Symphony #DogSled #Cold #Icy #Ice #Frozen

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