Like Buy Share View in Room Title Aurora Borealis Artist Frederic Edwin Church Ref GM3531 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 27" x 18" (68 x 46 cm) Paper Size 31" x 22" (79 x 56 cm) Price $420.00 £252.00 $420.00 €441.00 Add to basket Description Painted in 1865, the painting is based on a sketch by Church`s pupil, the Arctic explorer, Isaac Hayes. The sketch was made at the time of Hayes` furthest northern movement into what he named `Cape Leiber` and the Aurora Borealis appeared over the peak. The peak was subsequently named `Mount Church` and you can see incorporated into the painting, the details of Hayes` ship and by presenting the ship`s safe passage through this eerie experience, Church suggested optimism for the future with a tiny light shining out from the ship`s window. The painting is often referred to as an example of Church`s use of Luminism, which is characterised by a diffused light, a hazy atmosphere and a calm view of the land. Luminism paintings are associated with the Hudson River School of Landscape Painting in the 19th century.