Panorama Of The American Landscape

William Dunlap, 'Panorama of the American Landscape' at MS Museum of Art

This William Dunlap piece — it’s actually 14 68×94″ panels — was on display this summer during my latest visit to the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.  The top half depicts winter…Antietam battleground…while the bottom half, summer in Virginia.  Dunlap was commissioned to make this in 1984 with the idea that it would be installed in the rotunda at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington.  The label states, “what he created was a contemporary response to the historical cycloramas of the nineteenth century, such as ‘The Battle of Atlanta’…or the immense cycloramic painting at Gettysburg…”.

William Dunlap, 'Panorama of the American Landscape' at MS Museum of Art

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