American landscape painting: Dutch influences in the works of Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Frederick E. Church, and Albert Bierstadt

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Publication Type thesis
School or College Master of Arts
Department Art/Art History
Creator Napper, Angela Sierra
Title American landscape painting: Dutch influences in the works of Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Frederick E. Church, and Albert Bierstadt
Date 2007-12
Description Many connections exist between the American artists of the Hudson River School, specifically Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Frederick Church, and Albert Bierstadt, and the Dutch landscape painters of the seventeenth century. Among these connections are similarities in culture, notably in terms of economy, religion, and a sense of civic or national pride, as well as a shared interest in landscape painting, with both cultures witnessing the raising of the genre to new heights. A number of factors, including the Dutch history of the New York region, frequent travels abroad to view the work of the Old Masters, and the exchange of ideas among these American artists contributed to their interest in Dutch art. A close visual comparison of works of art by these Hudson River School artists and the Dutch landscape painters reveals remarkable similarities in the themes represented. Through the inclusion of diverse visual elements and motifs, including windmills, churches, and railroads, these artists made reference to the same three concepts, the same elements which their similar cultures shared economy, religion, and civic or national pride.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Alternate Title Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management (c)Angela Sierra Napper
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 24,699 bytes
Identifier ir-mfa/id/218
ARK ark:/87278/s6n04cqw
Setname ir_mfafp
Date Created 2016-09-01
Date Modified 2016-09-16
ID 215139
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n04cqw
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