Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage
highlights the artist's own experiences in the Near East and Mediterranean. Earlier in his career, Church saw the divine in the sublimity of the natural world, and during his pilgrimage, he finds the same in the ruins of antiquity.
The artist ultimately borrowed from the architectural traditions of the Near East to design his home, Olana, in New York state.
Image: Frederic Edwin Church, American, 1826-1900,
Evening on the Sea
, 1877 - 1878, oil on canvas. Private collection.