Category Archives: Romanticism

Albert Bierstadt – American Romanticism (Hudson River School III.)

Most of the finest works of the Hudson River school were painted between 1855 and 1875, after the death of its founder, Thomas Cole. During this time, artists like Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt were celebrities. When Church exhibited paintings such as Niagara or Icebergs of the North, thousands of people lined up and paid fifty cents Read More

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Frederic Edwin Church – American Romanticism (Hudson River School II.)

Most of the finest works of the Hudson River school were painted between 1855 and 1875, after the death of its founder, Thomas Cole. During this time, artists like Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt were celebrities. When Church exhibited paintings such as Niagara or Icebergs of the North, thousands of people lined up and paid fifty cents Read More

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Thomas Cole – American Romanticism (Hudson River School I.)

Thomas Cole is generally acknowledged as the founder of the Hudson River School. The movement's paintings reflect three themes of 19th century America: discovery, exploration, and settlement. Hudson River artists, especially those influenced by Thomas Cole, developed an intensely romantic style that made idyllic natural settings glow with god-like energy, described as luminist. In general, Hudson Read More

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