Frederic Edwin Church was an artist who embarked on far-flung adventures in search of inspiration for his paintings. In preparation for The Icebergs, he commissioned an expedition to Labrador during which he sketched countless studies of icebergs from the deck of a schooner under treacherous conditions. Upon his return to New York, he completed this grand painting which promptly took audiences by storm—they had never seen anything like it!
We hope to have inspired the student artists out there to create their own astounding masterpieces! DART to your next visit at the DMA and don’t forget to submit your entries to the DART Student Art Contest by February 28!
Post by Sarah Coffey, Education Coordinator at the DMA.