Take a walk in the jungle in Frederic Edwin Church’s painting “El Rio de Luz (The River of Light).” Church, who was a student of the great American painter Thomas Cole, traveled to the jungles of South America, where he made color sketches of the flowers, trees, and plants. Once he returned to his studio, he turned his sketches into large landscape paintings. Look closely—do you see the red-chested hummingbirds sitting on the tree branches? On view in the West Building, Main Floor, Gallery 67. http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/ploc?object=50299 ----- Find the Children's Video Tour at http://www.nga.gov/education/timetravel/index.shtm


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