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Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes Of Sanford R. Gifford
 
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Author : Eleanor Jones Harvey Franklin Kelly Kevin J. Avery
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN# : 9780300101843
Pages : 288
Price:INR 4698
 
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Sanford Robinson Gifford was a leading Hudson River School artist. His love of nature first surfaced as a youth growing up in Hudson, New York, and, together with his admiration for the works of Thomas Cole, inspired him to become a landscape painter. Influenced as well by J. M. W. Turner and by trips to Europe in the 1850s, Giffords art was termed "air painting," for he made the ambient light of each scene-color saturated and atmospherically enriched-the key to its expression. Gifford was a founder of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the time of his death, he was so esteemed by the New York art world that the Museum mounted an exhibition of his work-its first accorded an American artist-and published a Memorial Catalogue that for nearly a century remained the principal source on the artist. Now, to coincide with a long-overdue exhibition of Giffords work, an important new book is being issued. This volume features essays examining Giffords position in the Hudson River School, his Catskill and Adirondack subjects, his patrons, and his adventures as a traveler both at home and abroad. More than seventy of the artists best-known sketches and paintings are discussed and reproduced in color.

 

 
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