Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Perhaps the most impressive painting artist Jay Rolfe viewed in the Corcoran Gallery's exhibition on The American Evolution: A History Through Art, was "Niagara" by Frederic Edwin Church, painted in 1857. It's a very large painting, and it really captures the majesty and power of Niagara Falls as seen from the edge on the Canadian side. Even today the falls look very much like the painting. Shortly after it's completion, "Niagara" became famous and toured the country. Over 100,000 people paid 25 cents (in the late 1850's) to see it. "Niagara" is the photo of the day.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. 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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