Luminism – Let There Be Light!

Luminism is an American landscape painting style of the 1850s – 1870s, characterized by effects of light in landscapes, through using aerial perspective, and concealing visible brushstrokes. Luminist landscapes emphasize tranquillity and often depict calm reflective water, and a soft hazy sky. (more)

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Fishing Party by Fitz Henry Lane

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Mississippi Boatman by George Caleb Bingham

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Storm in the Rocky Mountains by Albert Bierstadt

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Related: Luminism – Impressionism (French)

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Girl with a Watering Can by Évariste Carpentier

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“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
 – Edith Wharton

Tom Thomson

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Tom Thomson (1877 – 1917)  was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He directly influenced a group of Canadian painters that would come to be known as the Group of Seven, and though he died before they formally formed, he is sometimes incorrectly credited as being a member of the group itself. Thomson died under mysterious circumstances on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.

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Watch this excellent bio on Tom Thomson on youtube from Historica Canada.

The Jack Pine

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Watch this video on the restoration of The Jack Pine.

The West Wind

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Tom Thomson is remembererd:

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Read more at The Canadian Encyclopedia and on wiki.

Also check out bertc and Art Country Canada.

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Tom Thomson ‘appears’ in Murdoch Mysteries in Season 8, Episode 11.

Murdoch:

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and

Tom Thomson

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