Hudson River School ~ Art History ~ 235 Slides ~ American Landscape Painting
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This is a complete, highly visual powerpoint presentation about the Hudson River School. It consisted of American Landscape Painters. There are 16 actual slides in the preview. Download them to see if the show will suit you. There are also four thumbnail views on this listing.
EXCERPT FROM PRESENTATION:
OVERVIEW IN BULLET POINTS:
~ 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.
EXCERPT, ARTIST OVERVIEW (one for each artist in show):
~ Jervis McEntee
~ 1828 –1891, born New York, USA
~ melancholy landscapes, often with clouds.
~ studied under Frederick Church and was also his longtime friend.
~ painted autumn, at its end, with the leaves faded and falling from the trees.
~ his journals are valued for their portrayal of life during the Gilded Age.
~ McEntee wrote: ”Some people call my landscapes gloomy and disagreeable. They say I paint the sorrowful side of nature. But this is a mistake. Nature is not sad to me but quiet, pensive, restful."