-My report is on the Hudson River School of art.

- It started in 1835.

-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.

-When artist use exaggerated light sources the bright light is called Luminism

-The paintings are very similar in style

-They are mostly landscapes with few people in them

-Often the landscapes were romantic panoramic views with a mood of serenity

-Most of the paintings are of New York landscapes in unsettled areas.

-The Hudson River Valley lakes, gorges and forests were popular to paint.

-Hudson River School of Art has 3 main themes


-The paintings show people and nature getting along perfectly

-Landscapes are realistic and very detailed

-The paintings look very romantic and godlike

-The most famous artist was Thomas Cole he lived from 1801-1848

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

-My painting is by Thomas Cole it is called The Cabin in the Woods.

-It took many hours

-It shows a sense of awe for natural resources.

-It has a feeling of optimism for the endless potential of the US.

-Painters created visual ideals about the things

-Writers like Thoreau and Emerson wrote about nature during the same time period.

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

-Many people wanted to visit rural areas in the west after they looked at the art.

This is an example of Thomas Coles work called Cabin in the Woods

- It was painted in 1848 the year of his death
- The original was 39 by 30 inches
- The original was done in oil paint this one is in acrylic paint

-Notice the tiny details like the small cabin in the distance
-in his work Cole often painted nature with no people in the works at all
-Notice the huge landscape but there is a tiny little cabin way off in the distence.

-Thomas Cole added tons of tiny little details like individual leaves with tiny little brush strokes.

-I added layer after layer of tiny trees and grasses but still mine needs about a million more details to look half as great as the Huson River School of art master Thomas Cole