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Frederic Edwin Church was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School and was best known for painting large panoramic landscapes, of…

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The Golden Hour

In photography, the Golden Hour is a period during sunrise or sunset when light appears redder than usual. Artists have attempted to capture these moments throughout time, the most notably Thomas Moran’s “The Golden Hour.”

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Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks spent the majority of his photography career working for Life Magazine, arguably the most influential and prominent publication in the United States in the early 20th century. Parks’ photographs are instantly recognizable for their lush tona…

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"An Indictment of America"

Before he was the first African American photojournalist for LIFE, or the pioneering film director of Shaft, Gordon Parks was a young photographer for the New Deal government agency, the Farm Security Administration (FSA). It was here that the roots of Par…

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Carol Highsmith

For over 30 years, Carol Highsmith has been traversing the United States, camera in hand, capturing photographs of each state’s architecture, landscapes, and urban and rural scenes. Highsmith aims to provide a visual record of what she calls “our moment in…

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Carol Highsmith America's: Utah

For over 30 years, Carol Highsmith has been traversing the United States, camera in hand, capturing photographs of each state’s architecture, landscape, and urban and rural scenes. Her aim is to provide a visual record of what she calls “our moment in time…

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Tansy Simpson

Tansy Simpson is a British photographer and cinematographer. Learn more about her work at www.tansysimpson.com.

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Metropolis: NYC Subway Series I

Below the fast-paced New York City streets, amidst the frenzy of the city’s subway stations, you can find oases of art and culture. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has a long history of commissioning and preserving contemporary art and desi…

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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter at the turn of the 19th century and the first president of the Vienna Secession movement that rejected the traditional, historical sensibilities of the prevailing Association of Austrian Artists. Klimt’s early…

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Sticks & Stones: Gold Leaf

Each installment of our Sticks & Stones series presents the history, evolution, and unusual uses of a single material. You can find our article about gold leaf at my.meural.com/editorial/10.

From its earliest use in art, gold has signified a connection…

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