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The Hudson River School (Treasures of Art) [Hardcover]

By Trewin Copplestone (Author)
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The so-called Hudson River School has a place of special importance in the history of American painting. Although there were many 'professional' artists working in the early and developing American society from the 17th to the 19th centuries, most of them, apart from the many charming naive practitioners, were itinerant portrait painters or those who looked to Europe for their style and subject matter. It was not until the early 19th century that artists began to consider the landscape which surrounded them as an interesting subject in itself; when they did, they perceived a grandeur, spaciousness and quality of natural beauty which filled them with awe and wonderment.
It was this opening of the eyes of their compatriots to their natural heritage that these painters, who have come to be known as the Hudson River School, initiated. Although, in the first instance, it was the area of the Hudson River stretching northwards from New York that first entranced them, as the American continent towards the Rockies unfolded, the artists followed and produced work that revealed a magnificence of scale---the great lakes, the towering mountains. deep valleys and gorges of the land in which they found themselves. In this way, although the Hudson River was the first area to exert its influence on these landscapists and gave its name to them, their work spread widely to encompass the whole land.
There was also another, transcendental, aspect to their work. they recognized the hand of God in their new environment and accordingly introduced a sense of divine mission into their painting which appealed to the adventurous religious spirit of the early settlers. Through this, their art acquired a new significance which had previously been absent.
The story of the artists and their pictorial crusade is included in this selective survey which, of its nature, can only include a small number of the very many who have been identified with the Hudson River School.

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Studio: Gramercy
Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.1" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 1999
Publisher   Gramercy
ISBN  0517161206  
ISBN13  9780517161203  

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An average introduction to the style  Jun 18, 2004
This slim and inexpensive book from England serves as a first introduction to the Hudson River School of landscape painting in America. Copplestone traces the history and origins of the technique, then follows with brief biographies of some of the best-known River School artists. Featured are:

Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)
Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886)
John Frederick Kensett (1816-1872)
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)
Robert Scott Duncanson (1821-1872)
Thomas Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910)
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900)
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904)
Thomas Moran (1827-1926)
Charles Codman (1800-1842)

The book is illustrated with 45 plates of original paintings. Each artist listed above has from one to seven plates of his work included. "Extras" are single examples from James Hamilton and George Peter Alexander Healy without biographical information.

Unfortunately, the placement of the plates doesn't seem to follow any order. Appropriate plates are not necessarily adjacent to artist biographies. Alfred Bierstadt's "Niagara Falls" is included *twice*, while Frederic Edwin Church's depiction of the Falls is much better known and is even mentioned in his bio, but there's no visual. The lack of an index also makes it tricky to match the artists with their work.

If you like the Hudson River School style and want just a brief sampling for your reference library, you'll find this volume to be a reasonably-priced option. If you really want to dive into the genre, look elsewhere.


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