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Romantic Landscape Painting

Romantic Landscape Painting

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will overview the visual style and issues of Romanticism and the Hudson River School.
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Notes on "Romantic Landscape Painting"

Terms to Know


A 19th-century philosophical and spiritual movement, which stresses the intuitive over the empirical.


In landscape painting, it refers to the charm of viewing nature in an undisturbed state.


A scene that shows man's dominion over nature.


An aesthetic quality in nature during the 18th century, distinct from beauty, expressing awe and fear simultaneously.

Manifest Destiny

A doctrine held by some Americans beginning in the 19th century which believes in a divinely granted right of expansion.

Hudson River School

American 19th-century art movement characterized by landscape painters, romanticism, and themes illustrating the Hudson River Valley, Catskills, Adirondack and the White Mountain area.



Image of Friedrich, Cloister Graveyard in the Snow, Public Domain, http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/caspar-david-friedrich/monastery-ruins-in-the-snow; Image of Constable, The Haywain, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Constable_The_Hay_Wain.jpg; Image of Turner, The Slave Ship, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Slave-ship.jpg; Image of Cole, The Oxbow, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cole_Thomas_The_Oxbow_%28The_Connecticut_River_near_Northampton_1836.jpg; Image of Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Albert_Bierstadt,_Among_the_Sierra_Nevada_Mountains.jpg;