Friday, July 11, 2008

Albert Bierstadt "Mount Corcoran"

Albert Bierdstat painted this majestic painting "Mount Corcoran" in 1876-1877, that artist Jay Rolfe saw on a recent visit to the "American Evolution" exhibit. Bierstadt was apparently engaging in some friendly competition over majestic American landscapes with his friend Church who painted "Niagara" some years before. Bierstadt named the painting and the mountain for his hoped-for purchaser of the painting, Corcoran, even going so far as to have a government map altered to show an unnamed mountain as Mount Corcoran. His scheme was found out before the painting was purchased, but Corcoran purchased it nevertheless.

"Mount Corcoran" by Albert Bierstadt is the photo of the day. The exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery runs until July 27, 2008, so there is still time to visit.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. Jay Rolfe creates paintings and sculptures that uplift the spirit and nourish the soul. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative Pop Art 3-D paintings, on his website at

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