Stock up on blank note cards from the DIA. This card features Frederic Edwin Church's Cotopaxi.
Cotopaxi, the quintessential nineteenth-century vision of nature’s sublime and terrifying power, was painted on commission for the well-known book collector and philanthropist James Lenox when Church was at the height of his fame. The painting made a tremendous impact on the American art public. The viewer’s attention is focused on two principal motifs—the burning disc of the rising sun in its contest with the smoldering volcano. The colors radiate with fiery intensity against a low, pearlescent skyline.
Card Dimensions 4-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches
About the Artwork:
Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826 - 1900)
Oil on Canvas
48 x 85 inches
Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, Gibbs-Williams Fund, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund, Merrill Fund, Beatrice W. Rogers Fund, and Richard Manoogian Fund