Saturday, December 11, 2010

A visit to Olana, Fredric Church House

Last weekend Dorothea and I visited the Hudson River School painter's, Frederic Church, house. The house which is now under the tutelage of a New York State historic preservation society, has maintained the high brow nineteenth century charm that Church fashioned it with. Church was heavily influence by the Far East and Persian Architecture, and created this house around painted ornamental motifs, tile and stone work, and collections of art that he accumulated through his vast travels.

This is an ideal look into the life of a pivotal figure in American Art. The intimacy of the setting allows one to be transported into the life and times of the inspired Fredric Edwin Church.

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