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By Philip Ursprung, Fiona Elliott

This leading edge research of 2 of an important artists of the 20th century hyperlinks the artwork practices of Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson of their makes an attempt to check the boundaries of art--both what it truly is and the place it's. Ursprung presents a worldly but available research, putting the 2 artists firmly within the paintings global of the Sixties in addition to within the artwork ancient discourse of the subsequent many years. even if their practices have been fairly diversified, they either prolonged the studio and gallery into wilderness landscapes, deserted warehouses, business websites, educate stations, and different areas. Ursprung bolsters his argument with great archival study and sociological and fiscal versions of enlargement and boundaries.

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Different types of boats are on on paper, 117∕8 the river or line the banks: a flatboat, a keelboat, a small steamboat, a quarterboat, barges, and pirogues. Bodmer depicted the buildings of the town with his draftsman’s eye, making this painting a valuable source of information for early Pittsburgh. indb 44 2/7/13 5:24 PM Pittsburgh Pennsylvania In Bodmer’s day there was probably a gradual slope partway up Mount Washington, the high bluff that rises above Pittsburgh along the Monongahela. Today a busy highway and a railroad run along its base, and their construction left a vertical wall instead of the gradual slope where Bodmer stood.

Rossi and Hunt conclude, “As time moves ever more rapidly away from the frontier period in our Mándeh-Páhchu, Mandan Man. This portrait of “Eagle’s Beak” by Bodmer reveals the extent to which young Mandans adorned themselves with beads and other ornaments. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 121/2 × 10 in. 270). ”33 Bodmer remained in Paris after completing the atlas, married, became a French citizen, and began to use the name Carl or Charles. By 1854 the family had settled into the village of Barbizon, southeast of Paris, where he joined a group of landscape artists known as the plein-air (“in the open air”) painters.

Passengers had to travel around the falls and then board 6 3∕8 × 8 5∕8 in. 51) the river. The Ohio was such a dangerous river that snags and other river hazards sank 136 steamboats from 1839 to 1842. The first small lock and dam were completed at the falls in 1830, but they would not pass the larger steamboats built for lower river traffic. indb 48 2/7/13 5:24 PM Portland on the Ohio River Since Bodmer’s time, Portland has been swallowed by greater Louisville. A modern map shows McAlpine Lock and Dam here, where boats are towed around the Falls of the Ohio.

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