Film | The Hudson River School: Part 2 - Cultivating a Tradition

The Hudson River School: Part 2 - Cultivating a Tradition
The Hudson River School: Part 2 - Cultivating a Tradition

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Film | The Hudson River School: Part 2 - Cultivating a Tradition

At the beginning of the 19th century, English-born artist Thomas Cole and American engraver Asher Durand established an artistic movement in the vicinity of New York's Hudson River Valley based on their love of nature, fine art, and connection to the Spiritual. They would soon belong to a group of like-minded, committed followers who would come to be known as The Hudson River School. By the mid-19th century, members of The Hudson River School would come to create a style distinctively all their own. The first generation of Cole and Durand would give way to a second generation who would expand their palette with a sophisticated technique that was reflective, atmospheric and immersed in light. This artistic innovation was later hailed as, "The Luminist Movement." The Hudson River School: Part 2 - Cultivating a Tradition tells the story of these revolutionary artists who became the greatest landscape painters in the world.

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