Views of a Vanishing Frontier (1986)

Genres - History, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |  
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Views of a Vanishing Frontier chronicles the 1832-1834 journey of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian zu Wied across the American West. Through the use of photographs, Bodmer's paintings, and narration of the Prince's diaries, this video recreates the expedition that took these men as far west as present-day Montana. Also included is a frame-by-frame overview of the Bodmer works used in the video, with brief descriptions of their significance.

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artist, chronicle, drawing [art], expedition, frontier, Germany, journal, Swiss [nationality], west