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    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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    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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    Sierra Nevada, California is an oil painting, and it is a prime example of a romantic landscape. Bierstadt was a successful artist creating at the end of the of the Romantic period. By referencing this painting, I will be able to analyze and interpret the pre-impressionist idea of nature with the Impressionist’s idea and then put both ideas into conversation with Thoreau’s work, Walden. The Oxbow is a Romantic landscape that idealizes nature and glorifies it in an unnatural way. Cole was one…

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    Haywain Painting Analysis

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    The Haywain by John Constable, 1821, is oil painted on canvas and by the size of the painting, it is a large-scale artwork that requires a lot of details. This is landscape image as it discussed on out the textbook. The artist translated and created the painting based on the real world image. The artist used the visual art to present the form to the viewers to perceive through their lense. Landscape are popular in the United States and Europe in the nineteenth century. Landscaping requires a lot…

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    Joseph Mallord William Turner was an English artist who gained notoriety from his landscape paintings that utilize the dynamic lights that illuminate the scenery he builds. Joseph Turner’s work innovated and popularized landscape painting, which laid the foundation for impressionism to come into prevalence after the Romantic period. This is observed in his painting Rockets and Blue Lights, painted in 1840 with oil on canvas. Rockets and Blue Lights displays a coastal view of the ocean that…

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    Landscape art, is the art of landscapes such as natural scenery mountains, trees, and forests are the focal point for the subject. The two main traditions are from western or eastern landscapes perspectives. I will be comparing or contrasting the works of Thomas Cole and Watanabe Shiko. There are vast differences within the perspective, style and coloring when viewing the different landscape techniques. When we first view a painting we notice the visual details. The color, size, location and…

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    The Rocky Mountain Landers Peak piece was an original piece created by Albert Bierstadt. The mountain displayed within the piece of art itself was named Lander’s Peak, after a US Army General named Frederick West Lander. Albert Bierstadt spent most of his artistic skills creating landscapes. He eventually became part of the Hudson River School of Painters. This painting displayed a beautiful form of light, in which it completely enlightened the emphasis and focal point of the image. The…

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    General Wolfe Nature

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    Throughout American art, nature has played an important role in depicting a specific time and place in American history or serving as beautiful backdrops to showcase wealth and stature. Weather it is Jutus Engelhardt Kuhn’s portrait of Fig 3.4 Henry Darnall III or Benjamin West’s depicting Fig 4.23 The Death of General Wolfe, we are taken back to a specific time in our country’s history and as we move through time artist like John Vanderlyn’s portrayal of Fig 4.52 The Death of Jane McCrea he…

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    share the story and my understanding with you. In the essay, “Turner and the Barber’s Shop”, John Berger narrates the life and art of Joseph Mallord William Turner who is one of the most important artists in history. Turner was born in London, the son of a barber. “He was a child prodigy” and entered the Royal Academy Schools at fourteen (215). Next, He had his own studio at eighteen, and his father becomes the assistant and factotum. He had very close relation with his father, and the barber’s…

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    Daoist and Confucianist Motfis in On a Mountain Path in Spring Many of the significant themes of Chinese landscape painting can find their origins within the various schools of thought that were dominant during the rise of this fascinating style. In an article published in The Art Bulletin in June of 1941, Alexander Soper created a rigorously detailed timeline of this phenomenon and attached to each artistic movement the particular belief system it could be identified with it. While the…

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