View of Cotopaxi  1857

by Frederic Edwin Church

[i]View of Cotopaxi [/i]brings together in visual form scientific, religious, political, and cultural ideas in the mid-19th century. Inspired by German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt’s concept of ecological interconnectedness, Frederic Edwin Church traveled to South America to meticulously study the tropical landscape. The artist produced at least ten finished paintings...
62.2 × 92.7 cm (24 1/2 × 36 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago