america the beautiful

In this exhibition, I have chosen nine works by painter Albert Bierstadt.  I chose Albert Bierstadt because I was fortunate enough to view several of his paintings at the Stark Museum in Orange, Texas, and I wanted to exhibit painting that portray some of America's natural beauties.

This piece by Bierstadt is an exaggerated scale of a portion of the Rocky Mountains, and it shows that the unquestionable beauty of the mountains cannot be undermined even by a storm.
Another example of Bierstadt embellishing some details of his paintings to appeal to people who may not have visited Yosemite Valley. This painting also played a role in Yosemite Valley becoming a national park.
This painting uses more subtle colors then what we are used to with Bierstadt's artwork, but he still manages to capture the natural beauty of the Hudson River with the mountains in the background.
Bierstadt had not visited the Rocky Mountains in seven years when he painted this. He draws from several different aspects of his notes from prior visits to create this masterpiece.
This painting was inspired by Bierstadt's third visit to the area when he spent seven weeks admiring the scenery. He shows you a breathtaking sun rise in the valley in this painting.
In this painting Bierstadt is showing the audience a view of Donner Lake in California from a passage overlooking the area. This painting once again shows the beauty of America's landscape.
In this painting Albert Bierstadt shows Indians spear fishing in the untamed wilderness that still exists today.
This is a fictional work of art that portrays what America should look like. Regardless of its fictitious background you have no choice but to appreciate the natural beauty encapsulated in this work.
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