Hudson River School

A nineteenth century art movement originating in the United States. It consisted of a group of artists who perfected landscape painting in a romanticist style in- and around – the Hudson River Valley. It is not clear who first labelled the movement by its name. Today we may see the art as quite idealised scenery, depicting exploration and discovery in the young nation. The painters were fond of dramatic skies over the last bits of untamed wilderness.

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