luminism luminism

Definition(s):

  • (n) an artistic movement in the United States that was derived from the Hudson River school; active from 1850 to 1870; painted realistic landscapes in a style that pictured atmospheric light and the use of aerial perspective

Usage(s):

  • American luminismtypified by the flat, light-filled, glassily tight seascapes of Fitz Hugh Lane or Martin Johnson Headewas reverence in paint.
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