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• Hudson River School of Art has 3 main themes
   • Discovery
   • Exploration
   • Settlement

• The paintings show people and nature getting along perfectly

• Landscapes are realistic and very detailed

• The paintings look very romantic and godlike

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_river_school

• HRS showed a sense of awe for natural resources.

• It had a feeling of optimism for the endless potential of the US.

• Thomas Cole was the founder.

• Painters created visual ideals about the things Thoreau and Emerson wrote about nature.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/hudson.html

• Thomas Cole made the best and most articulated case for this new type of art.

• Thomas Cole led other painters like Thomas Doughty, Thomas Chambers and Jasper Francis Cropsey to paint the same way.

• Thomas Cole often sketched in the wild then went home to paint.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/hudson.html

• Hudson River School was Americas first school of painting and it lasted until the civil war.

• It is characterized by lush godly landscapes with bright light.

• Started in 1835 Often the landscapes were romantic panoramic views with a mood of serenity

• Often painted New York landscapes of unsettled areas.

• The Hudson River Valley lakes, gorges and forests were popular.


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• Hudson River School was Americas first school of painting and it lasted until the civil war.

• It is characterized by lush godly landscapes with bright light.

• Started in 1835 Often the landscapes were romantic panoramic views with a mood of serenity

• Often painted New York landscapes of unsettled areas.

• The Hudson River Valley lakes, gorges and forests were popular.

http://www.askart.com/AskART/interest/hudson_river_school_painters_1.aspx?id=9

• The arts were a great force in changing Americans opinions about the natural world

• Many people wanted to visit rural aera in the west after they looked at the art.

• Thomas Cole was popular in 1825 when 3 of his paintings were seen in NY

• He was known for very detailed work.

• His other works were not popular and he died poor.

http://www.albanyinstitute.org/education/Hudson%20River%20School/hrs.artists.htm

• The arts were a great force in changing Americans opinions about the natural world

• Many people wanted to visit rural aera in the west after they looked at the art.

• Thomas Cole was popular in 1825 when 3 of his paintings were seen in NY

• He was known for very detailed work.

• His other works were not popular and he died poor.

http://www.albanyinstitute.org/education/Hudson%20River%20School/hrs.artists.htm

• Cole's paintings were dramatic and moody like Landscape with Tree Trunks.

• Durand's work was romantic and softer, his painting Kindred Spirits is an example of this.

• Church's painting Niagara Falls shows his skill at capturing the drama and power of nature in art.

• Many artists painted the unexplored vistas and terrain of the young country.

http://home.sprynet.com/~bdsalern/hudson.htm

• Thomas Cole lived from 1801-1848

• Born in England moved to US

• Had no luck painting portraits

• Once he painted landscapes he got famous

• He is known for landscapes but he also painted allegorical works

• His 5 part The Course of Empire shows the same landscapes over generations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cole