Hudson River School ~ Art History ~ 235 Slides ~ America ~ Landscape Painting
The author is a retired attorney but still producing artist.

This is a complete, highly visual powerpoint presentation about the Hudson River School. It consisted of American Landscape Painters. There are ACTUAL SLIDES in the slide show on this page for your review.

~ The Hudson River School was an 1800s American art movement of landscape painters.
~ Their style was reminiscent of the European Romanticism Era.
~ Originally the paintings were of the Hudson River Valley and hence the name of the movement.
~ It first enlarged to include the Catskill, Adirondack, and the White Mountains.
~ It enlarged again to include New England, the Maritimes, the American West, and South America.
~ American landscape in a pastoral setting i.e. idealized views of country life meant for urban art audiences.
~ people and nature are in harmony in HRS paintings. People are not specific while the nature is awe inspiring and identifiable.
~ although realistic and detailed in style, also an idealized version of nature.
~ artist Thomas Cole founded the Hudson River School.
~ he started by taking a steamship up the Hudson in 1825. He hiked the Catskill Mountains and painted the first landscapes of the area.
~ Cole recruited his close friend Asher Durand to the school.
~ Second Generation: the HRS had a 2nd generation of artists.
~ Cole died at 47 in 1848. This brought about the second generation of Hudson River school artists.
~ Cole's favorite pupil, Frederic Edwin Church, arose to great prominence and popularity, with John Frederick Kensett, and Sanford Robinson Gifford also doing very well.
~ The second generation artists are sometimes called Luminists.
~ This second generation of artists painted the finest works of the Hudson River school between 1855 and 1875.
~ Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt were very well known by the public. Church’s exhibitions drew thousands of visitors.
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