For the exhibition review project, I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and I saw the American Landscape, which is located in Jack and Susan Warner Gallery in the second floor. When I first walked into the exhibit. I was amazed by the panting from the American Landscape and The new Galleries for 19th and early 20th century European painting.
The theme of the Landscape exhibitions were inspired further for home seeking to measure the experience of their own regional and national landscape against wilderness experience in the west, the Artic and the Andes. In the 1860 -1880, the light became the virtual subject for many artists of the later Hudson River School, whose work is displayed in this gallery. The Romanticism was an inspiration in nature Landscape. The painters were Thomas Cole, Emanuel Leutze, Frederic E. Church John Frederick Kensett and Martin Johnson.
The theme for the 19th and early 20th century European painting was historical religious and mythological subjects. Portraits served as the essential function of glorifying the monarch and were also commissioned by politicians, society and literary figures. The painters who caught my attention the most were: Francisco de Goya, Van Gogh, Navez, Francois-Joseph and Eugene Delacroix.
Thomas Cole, inspired the generation of American landscape painters that came to be known as the Hudson River School. Born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England, in 1801. When Cole received rudimentary instruction from an itinerant artist, began painting portraits, genre paintings, and a few landscapes, and set out to seek his fortune through Ohio and Pennsylvania. Moving to New York City in spring 1825, Cole made a trip up the Hudson River to the eastern Catskill Mountains in the vicinity of the recently opened Catskill Mountain House hotel. Based on his sketches there and along the river, he executed three landscapes that a city bookseller agreed to display in his window. Even as Cole...