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Claude Lorrain – 17th Century Baroque Landscapes

Claude Lorrain painted in the mid-1600s, in the Baroque era. He is notable for being the earliest, most significant artist to focus almost exclusively on landscapes, and painted evolved scenes of this genre that presaged the Romantic movements of the following centuries. Lorrain's landscapes are often made "history paintings" by the addition of a few Read More

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Albert Bierstadt – American Romanticism (Hudson River School III.)

Most of the finest works of the Hudson River school were painted between 1855 and 1875, after the death of its founder, Thomas Cole. During this time, artists like Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt were celebrities. When Church exhibited paintings such as Niagara or Icebergs of the North, thousands of people lined up and paid fifty cents Read More

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