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To the Ends of the Earth, Painting the Polar Landscape
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More than 50 landscape paintings of the Arctic and Antarctic created by prominent 19th and 20th century Western artists were brought together for the first time in PEM's captivating exhibition, To the Ends of the Earth, Painting the Polar Landscape. Painted primarily between 1835 and 1935, the works in the exhibition were from an age of exploration when travel to the Earth's polar regions was a daring and dangerous endeavor.

Samuel Scott, exhibition curator and PEM associate curator of maritime art, says, "The paintings in the exhibition showcase a fascinating relationship between art, the imagination, and the environment." The pages of the catalog accompanying the exhibition are awash in color and filled with images showing the untainted and raw beauty of the polar terrain. The catalog, as was the show, is organized into three parts: Theater of Heroism, Conscientious Witness, and Terrible Majesty. Essays by the pre-eminent Russell A. Potter, Ph.D, and ecologically attuned artist, John Paul Caponigro enrich this catalogue and, along with the paintings, bring the polar regions to life for the armchair explorer.

To the Ends of the Earth, Painting the Polar Landscape appeared at PEM from November 8, 2008 through March 1, 2009. Highlights of the exhibition included works by Frederic Edwin Church, William Bradford, Rockwell Kent and George Marston.

Product Details
By: Samuel Scott, PEM Associate Curator of Maritime Art; with essays by Russell A. Potter, Ph.D and John Paul Caponigro
Softcover, 68 pages, 54 color and black & white plates, and 4 figure illustrations
Pub date: 2008