The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
Martin Johnson Heade
American Luminist Landscape Painter associated with the Hudson River School
Education - studied under Edward Hicks
Cause of Death - natural causes
Mediums - oil on canvas
Heade was born on a small farm in the countryside of Pennsylvania. He was lucky enough to take painting lessons from his famous neighbor, Edward Hicks. From an early age the young painter loved exploration and adventure. He journeyed far and wide selling beautifully done copies of famous paintings, botanical illustrations, miniature still lifes, and small portraits. Heade is best known for his dramatic landscape, seascapes, tranquil salt marshes, still lifes, magnolias flowers, and Brazilian fauna. The mystery and enchantment of the South American environment was a constant source for original expression and inspiration. His paintings convey an immense reverence for nature in all its grandeur. Heade was a true master at capturing the beauty of nature -- from the northeastern coastline to the stirring glory of the Amazon jungle.
Herman Herzog German, 1831-1932
Thomas Hill, English, 1829-1908 Thomas Moran English born American1837-1926
George Inness American, 1825-1894
Frederic Edwin Church, American, 1826-1900 George Loring Brown, American, 1814-1889
Thomas Chambers, English, 1808-1866 Asher B. Durand, American, 1796-1886
Characteristics Of The Hudson River School
Throughout the history of the United States, the American wilderness has been fundamentally important in creating a national identity. The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement founded by Thomas Cole in 1825. Using the river as inspiration, these painters were celebrated for their realistic depictions of the regions stunning and distinctive landscape. Their glowing, dreamy style was influenced by European romanticism. The artists shared common design aesthetics uniting them as a school despite their distinctive styles. The painters focused on the American wilderness, particularly the Hudson River Valley as well as the Catskill Mountains and Adirondack Mountains. The paintings were spectacular and dramatic reflecting the wilderness environment. Thomas Cole, leading painter of the Hudson River School, stated "Those scenes of solitude from which the hand of nature have never been lifted, affect the mind with a more deep-toned emotion than aught which the hand of man has touched. Amid them the consequent associations are of God the Creator, they are His undefiled works; and the mind is cast into contemplation of eternal things."
The artists moved their studios out of doors and sketched directly from nature focusing on the drama of light and shadow. Many paintings depict a rugged landscape, dramatic sunrise or ominous storm clouds brewing in the distance. The works were painstakingly detailed and celebrate Gods divine handiwork in nature.
At the Mill Falls, c.1862, Hermann Ottomar Herzog
Characteristics, terms, words of the the Hudson River School- unspoiled nature, atmospheric lighting, primeval landscape, theatrical, Catskill, Berkshire, White Mountains, Walt Whitman, American Transcendentalists, spiritual transformation, dramatic instincts, large scale canvasses, Luminist, Romantic school, wilderness, New York, symbolic language, realism, Western Expansion and Manifest Destiny.
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