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Romantic Landscape Painting

Author: Aleisha Olson
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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

Transcendentalism

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

Picturesque

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

Pastoral

A scene that shows man's dominion over nature.

Sublime

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.

 

Citations:

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;

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Pastoral

    A scene that shows man's dominion over nature.

  • Picturesque

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

  • Hudson River School

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

  • Manifest Destiny

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

  • Transcendentalism

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

  • Sublime

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