How to Read Paintings: The Parthenon by Frederic Edwin Church

How this wistful depiction of the ancient temple tells a deeper story

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The Parthenon (1871) by Frederic Edwin Church. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States. Image source The Met (public domain).
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The Parthenon (1871) by Frederic Edwin Church. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States. Image source The Met (public domain).
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Detail of ‘The Parthenon’ (1871) by Frederic Edwin Church. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States. Image source The Met (public domain).
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