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Title: Early American Art


1
Early American Art Literature
  • Romanticism,
  • Realism
  • Naturalism

2
Romanticism
  • Profound Love of Nature
  • Individualism
  • Fascination with Gothic Supernatural
  • Yearning for Picturesque Exotic
  • Deep Rooted Idealism
  • Passionate Nationalism

3
American Literary Romantics
  • Edgar Allen Poe Gothic/Mystery
  • Annabelle Lee, The Raven
  • James Fenimore Cooper Frontier/Sea
  • Leather Stocking Tales Last of the Mohicans
  • Washington Irving
    Dutch along Hudson
  • Rip Van Winkle,
    Legend of Sleepy Hollow

4
American Literary Renaissance
  • 1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter
  • 1851 Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
  • 1853 Emerson, Representative Men
  • 1854 Thoreau, Walden
  • 1855 Walt Whitman,

    Leaves of Grass

5
The Hudson River School
  • captured undiluted power of nature
  • Painted nations most spectacular and
    undeveloped areas
  • Nature was source of wisdom fulfillment.
  • Created visual embodiments of ideals of
    Transcendentalism. painting is
    vehicle to reach the mind of
    mankind
  • art is agent of moral spiritual
    transformation

6
Members of Hudson River School
  • Thomas Cole-founder
  • Asher B. Durand
  • George Inness
  • Thomas Chambers

7
In the CatskillsBy Thomas Cole
8
The Ox BowBy Thomas Cole
9
Fanciful Landscape by Thomas Doughty
10
The Course of Empire The Savage StateThomas
Cole, 1834
11
A River GlimpseBy Thomas Doughty
12
The Course of Empire The Arcadian or The
Pastoral State - Thomas Cole, 1836
13
The Course of Empire ConsummationThomas Cole,
1836
14
The Course of Empire DestructionThomas Cole,
1836
15
The Course of Empire DesolationThomas Cole,
1836
16
Kindred Spirits Asher Durand, 1849
17
In Natures WonderlandThomas Doughty, 1835
18
Forest in the Morning Lightby Asher Durand
19
Stranded ShipBy Asher Durand
20
Rising Stormby George Inness
21
Niagara Frederic Church, 1857
22
CotopaxiBy Fredric Church
23
New York HarborBy Fitz Henry Lane
24
Boston Harbor from Constitution WharfRobert
Salmon, 1833
25
The Constitution in Boston HarborFitz Hugh Lane,
1848-49
26
Fur Trappers Descending the MissouriGeorge Caleb
Bingham, 1845
27
Early Naturalists
  • John James Audubon
  • Audubon Society
  • John Woodhouse Audubon

28
Bald Headed Eagleby John James Audubon
29
Wild TurkeyBy John James Audubon
30
Blue Yellow Back Warbler By John James Audubon
31
White GerfalconsBy John James Audubon
32
George Catlin
  • American Painter Writer
  • My Life Among the Indians
  • Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North
    American Indians

33
Bird of Thunder by George Catlin
34
Black Hawkby George Catlin
35
Buffalo Chase With Bows LancesBy George Catlin
36
Comanche Lancing Osage By George Catlin
37
Mouth of the Platte RiverBy George Catlin
38
Buffalo Bulls Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe
- George Caitlin, 1832
2. The Stoic Indian
39
Impact of Romanticism
  • Beginning of Environmentalism
  • Respect for Native Americans
  • Nationalism
  • Growth of Respect for American Culture
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