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Moran's painting of The Tower of Tower Falls, Yellowstone

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画家托马斯.摩兰 (Thomas Moran) 出生

一幅画作可能对社会造成影响吗?托马斯.摩兰画的西部风景画,就让美国人决定将荒野保护区列为国家公园。摩兰生于1837212日。在1871年的夏天,摩兰和摄影师威廉.亨利.杰克森 (William Henry Jackson) 添加美国领土地质调查团 (U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories) 。在这个科学调查团里,他们所负责的工作就是把怀俄明西北部与蒙大拿东南部,沿着黄石河一带地区绘制成并拍摄成图像。摩兰作了详细的纪录,他不但将这些区域的美丽常青的山峰与瀑布绘制成图画,他也画了很多比这张更奇怪的精细描绘的风景画。

Can a painting have an impact on society? Thomas Moran's paintings of Western landscapes inspired Americans to save their wilderness areas as national parks. Moran was born in 1837 on February 12. In the summer of 1871, Moran and photographer William Henry Jackson joined the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories. Their job on this scientific expedition was to sketch and photograph lands along the Yellowstone River in northwestern Wyoming and southeastern Montana. Moran took detailed notes and made numerous sketches of the beautiful evergreen mountain peaks and waterfalls, but he also drew pictures of some sights even stranger than the one depicted in this painting.

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