“The Heart of the Andes”

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“The Heart of the Andes”  (1863) 
by Theodore Winthrop
This essay is a description and analysis of the oil painting the Heart of the Andes by American landscape artist Frederic Edwin Church. This work was published posthumously in 1863 as part of the anthology Life in the Open Air and other papers.

As published, this work had no chapters or numbered sections. The work has been divided into sections here for purposes of presentation in this medium. The sections as given here are suggested by the author’s description of the sections of the painting, given in the introductory section on page 342.

The page numbers herein refer to the 1863 publication by Ticknor & Fields, publishers

Contents[edit]

The Heart of the Andes. Oil painting by Frederic Edwin Church, 1859
  • Part 1 – Verse (p. 329)
  • Part 2 – Introduction (pp. 331–343)
  • Part 3 – The sky (pp. 343–344)
  • Part 4 – The snow dome (pp. 344–350)
  • Part 5 – The llano, or central plain (pp. 350–351)
  • Part 6 – The cordillera (pp. 351–355)
  • Part 7 – The clouds, their shadows and the atmosphere (pp. 355–358)
  • Part 8 – The montaña, or central forest (pp. 358–360)
  • Part 9 – The hamlet (pp. 360–361)
  • Part 10 – The cataract and its basin (pp. 361–366)
  • Part 11 – The glade on the right foreground (pp. 366–371)
  • Part 12 – The road and left foreground (pp. 371–373)
  • Part 13 – Conclusion (p. 374)
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.