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    paintings before. They’re detailed, realistic and idealized portrayals of the American wilderness that are not only an excellent look into 1850s America but a useful tool for interpreting contemporary culture. The Hudson River school is an art movement that emerged in the mid 19th century. It is named for its origin in the Hudson River Valley area of New York but it quickly built a presence across all of New England. The location of the movement is central to an understanding of it due to its focus on the beauty and sanctity of nature. Prominent painters of the Hudson River school style saw North America as a manifestation of God and their art was just as much a religious expression as it was an appreciation…

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    The Hudson River School was a group of artists based in New York City in the mid 19th Century. Primarily known for painting landscapes, the group belonged to many of the same clubs and in 1858 many of them worked at the Studio Building on West 10th Street, the first building in New York City to be built primarily as a workplace for artists. Thomas Cole, considered to be the founder of the movement, was born in England in 1801 and emigrated to the United States in 1818. In 1825 he moved to New…

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    The name of the work is The Hudson River School by Thomas Cole. It is a combination of Romanticism and Nationalism. It was made on the ground which is material that is used to support canvas or panel. The ground of this painting was consisted of a layer of underpaint in a white or tinted hue. The color of the ground unifies the artist's varied color palette. This work has a use of atmospheric perspective. By depicting the far away mountains as hazy and gray, the valuable tool of atmospheric…

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    A Review of a Kingston Painter: Chronicler of the Hudson River School From time to time, one’s contributions to the world get noticed long after they have left earth. For some, it may be centuries later. This is the case for one Kingston painter named Jervis McEntees. McEntee’s contribution to the first native art movement in the United States, the Hudson River School finally gets celebrated, a century and a quarter later. Two exhibitions were used to celebrate McEntees’s efforts. His specific…

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    The Industrial Revolution , the change from home and hand production to factory and machinery. During this time period many new inventions came along such as steamboats , which could travel without wind or current , this invention played a huge part in one of America’s greatest creation at this time period , the Erie canal. The creation of the Erie canal created a route from the Atlantic ocean of the Hudson river to the great lakes of lake Erie, helping stimulate the economy of America and the…

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    Church was a prominent figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters and his career revolved around painting landscapes. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, during the nineteenth century, and at the age of eighteen became the pupil of Thomas Cole in Catskill, New York, after Daniel Wadsworth, a family neighbor and founder of the Wadsworth Atheneum, introduced them. In May 1848, Church was elected as the youngest Associate of the National Academy of Design and was promoted to…

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    Thomas Cole was an influential American Romantic landscape painter and founder of the Hudson River School. While he was born in England in 1801, his family moved to America while he was in his teens (2016). He then became a wood engraver and then joined his father’s wallpaper business. Shortly after leaving the family business for the second time to pursue painting his work began to attract attention (Avery, 2009). Three of his landscapes were noticed by artists Colonel John Trumbull, Asher B.…

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    factors for American Artists pursuing to define American identity. We also see the works of other artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand that utilize the sizes of their paintings to invoke a sense of individuality to their paintings and give recognition for their individual works. Both museums highlight the importance of the Hudson River school as the centerpiece of American Art History because they reflect original creativity that is unique to the United States.…

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    extinction of the Eastern Oyster in the New York Harbor, the ecological services that the oyster provided to the Harbor’s ecosystem and the steps to bring back this keystone species. When Europeans first came to the New World, oysters were so abundant around New York City that it was considered the Oyster Capital of the World (Driscoll, 2011) but within 300 years this title would be no more as the oyster became functionally extinct due to overharvesting, dredging and water pollution. Today,…

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    Thomas Cole who was considered a renowned painter and father of the Hudson River School of art wrote “American Scenery.” Within this piece he expressed his overall feelings about America and the importance of the sublime nature that surrounds us. Although his paintings could relay a story within themselves, Cole felt the need to further educate those who would listen. Through his work and one of his many paintings titled “The Oxbow” Cole expresses his view on having a deeper consideration for…

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