Thomas Cole, a painter who founded of the Hudson River School, traveled to the Catskills in search of scenic views. One of Cole’s paintings caught John Trumbull, the president of the American Academy of the Fine Arts, eye and bought the painting. Trumbull quickly spread the word about the new young painter. More upper-class people of the art world started buying Cole’s paintings and within a few years Cole became the leader of an accomplished circle of landscape painters. Over the next 80 years, the Hudson River School grew to include about 100 painters!
With the growth of cities in the United States during the nineteenth century, there was a dramatic increase in industry, and as industry grew, the natural environment was adversely impacted in immediately visible ways. For example, the machinery of many factories was fueled by coal that caused smokestacks to belch black smoke into the air, and industrial by-products flowed into the waterways leaving them polluted. I feel the Hudson River School Artists wanted to encourage Americans to love, enjoy and protect the rapidly fading wilderness they immortalized on canvas. Hudson River School Artists were influenced greatly by the work and writings of Thomas Cole. Cole is credited with making landscapes acceptable subjects for serious
All of these issues helped to shape the American nation and its people. After the Civil War, the development of improved industrial methods and the arrival of masses of immigrants eager for factory jobs launched a new era of mass production in the United States. The nation turned its efforts toward economic recovery and expansion. America's abundant supply of natural resources, such as coal and oil, encouraged investment. Much of this investment came from already industrialized countries like Germany, Great Britain, and France whose business owners looked for new investment opportunities in the United States.
Ayer and Sons. It was during this time that Earl met Arthur B. Charles and Henry McCarter who were both modern artists. Soon after Earl began his collection of modern art. This crave would continue on for the rest of his life as he collected works from those artists as well as Picasso, Braque, Sheeler, Marin, Benton, Gris, Modigliani, and Derain. Earl Horter was also a member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance starting in the late 1930s.
How did the The Industrial Revolution change the art world? During the Industrial Revolution the invention of the camera changed the art world forever. The ability to recreate images in perfect realism created many more options to artists. Photography became an art form in itself, as well as a “functioning tool for documenting the world.” (class lecture pg 1) Artists had been caught up in the realism movement and now felt they had to come up with new ways to express themselves. These feelings translated into the Romantic movement, which encouraged individualism, freedom, and emotion.
Carlos Luna Cuban Artist Born 1969 in San Luis in Pinar del Rio / tobacco region of Cuba Studied in art schools of Cuba. Recognized as a talented artist in Cuba with many exhibitions and awards. Relocated to Puebla, Mexico in 1991 and came to Miami in 2001. Like other Cuban artists, he is a product of various influences, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Afro-Cubans. As a leading producer of sugar, coffee, nickel, and tobacco, Cuba was attractive to entrepreneurs who contributed to a diverse cultural mix by bringing workers from Africa and Asia.
These images were later fine-tuned and printed in newspapers and magazines to give the American people an idea of what is going on from a first-hand perspective. The most exciting time in American history to be an illustrator was from 1880-1910, The Golden Age of Illustration due to the dramatic expansion of publishing. The Civil War and its aftermath created the need for publishing and illustration, The Golden Age of Illustration began with development of railroads and the widespread implementation of half-tone screens and offset presses. These new techniques allowed illustrations to be photographed and reproduced directly from the art easily and quickly. World War I increased the demand of illustration due to the need of recruitment posters, campaigns, and documentation.
Leonardo da Vinci was very talented he was great artist, but he he became famous because he was able to do so many other things he was painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and write. When he was about 15 years old Leonardo’s father took him to Florence Italy to train as a painter and sculptor in the studio of Andrea Del Verrocchio. He studied with this master until the age of twenty five. He drew and took many notes of what he observed. Leonardo used everything he learned from nature and science to paint.
He continues to be a guest instructor for The Yosemite National Park Association. | |He has conducted Watercolor Demonstration Series for Watercolor West and The National Watercolor Society. Tom has earned Signature Membership in Watercolor West, where he | |served as President. He gives watercolor demonstrations, conducts workshops, and judges art shows upon request. | | | |[pic] | |Tom Fong, Artist-Instructor, a native Californian, graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design.
As Candide and Martin are strolling through the palace they pass a gallery of beautiful pictures by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael himself. To most, these pieces of art are considered valuable, unattainable, and high brow however, Pococurante's dissatisfaction is shown as Voltaire explains how he “no longer [looks] at them” nor is he amused by them because he likes ”a picture only when [he] can see in it a touch of nature itself” (60). This proves Lord Pococurante to be a man who believes in solid reason (as he is a senator) and finds no enjoyment in the impractical practice of the arts commenting how he might find pleasure in the opera “if they had not found ways to make it revolting and monstrous” (Voltaire 60). While Candide is astonished at the demeanor of the senator, Martin very much agrees with Pococurante on his negatives views towards the writings of Homer, Cicero, Horace, and Milton whom he calls “a barbarian” (Voltaire 62). Lord Pococurante is an excellent representation of an individual of substantial wealth who does not appreciate what they have.