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haptichoax:

Bruno Coulais - Epicy (The Secret of Kells OST)

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ephaistienlove:

Beleg Cuthalion and young Turin in Doriath.

ephaistienlove:

Beleg Cuthalion and young Turin in Doriath.

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the-paintrist:

lesleyannemcleod:
Robert Salmon - Old Bidston Lighthouse, circa 1815
Robert Salmon (1775–c. 1845) was a maritime artist, active in both England and America. Salmon completed nearly 1,000 paintings, all save one of maritime scenes or seascapes. He is widely considered the Father of American Luminism.
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.
The term luminism was introduced by mid-20th-century art historians to describe a 19th-century American painting style that developed as an offshoot of the Hudson River school. The artists who painted in this style did not refer to their own work as “luminism”, nor did they articulate any common painting philosophy outside of the guiding principles of the Hudson River school. Many art historians find the term ‘luminism’ problematic. J. Gray Sweeney argues that “the origins of luminism as an art-historical term were deeply entwined with the interests of elite collectors, prominent art dealers, influential curators, art historians, and constructions of national identity during the Cold War.” Building on Sweeney’s work, Alan Wallach has called for a wholesale rethinking of ‘luminism’ as a historical phenomenon.
Luminism shares an emphasis on the effects of light with impressionism. However, the two styles are markedly different. Luminism is characterized by attention to detail and the hiding of brushstrokes, while impressionism is characterized by lack of detail and an emphasis on brushstrokes. Luminism preceded impressionism, and the artists who painted in a luminist style were in no way influenced by impressionism.

the-paintrist:

lesleyannemcleod:

Robert Salmon - Old Bidston Lighthouse, circa 1815

Robert Salmon (1775–c. 1845) was a maritime artist, active in both England and America. Salmon completed nearly 1,000 paintings, all save one of maritime scenes or seascapes. He is widely considered the Father of American Luminism.

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.

The term luminism was introduced by mid-20th-century art historians to describe a 19th-century American painting style that developed as an offshoot of the Hudson River school. The artists who painted in this style did not refer to their own work as “luminism”, nor did they articulate any common painting philosophy outside of the guiding principles of the Hudson River school. Many art historians find the term ‘luminism’ problematic. J. Gray Sweeney argues that “the origins of luminism as an art-historical term were deeply entwined with the interests of elite collectors, prominent art dealers, influential curators, art historians, and constructions of national identity during the Cold War.” Building on Sweeney’s work, Alan Wallach has called for a wholesale rethinking of ‘luminism’ as a historical phenomenon.

Luminism shares an emphasis on the effects of light with impressionism. However, the two styles are markedly different. Luminism is characterized by attention to detail and the hiding of brushstrokes, while impressionism is characterized by lack of detail and an emphasis on brushstrokes. Luminism preceded impressionism, and the artists who painted in a luminist style were in no way influenced by impressionism.

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the-paintrist:

elpasha71:
Robert Salmon - Along the Shore (also known as Going Ashore) - 1825
Robert Salmon (1775–c. 1845) was a maritime artist, active in both England and America. Salmon completed nearly 1,000 paintings, all save one of maritime scenes or seascapes. He is widely considered the Father of American Luminism.

the-paintrist:

elpasha71:

Robert Salmon - Along the Shore (also known as Going Ashore) - 1825

Robert Salmon (1775–c. 1845) was a maritime artist, active in both England and America. Salmon completed nearly 1,000 paintings, all save one of maritime scenes or seascapes. He is widely considered the Father of American Luminism.

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magictransistor:

(Unknown). Manly P. Hall Collection of Alchemical Manucripts. 1600.

(via bloodedcelt)

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the-paintrist:

Robert Salmon - Picture of the ‘Dream’ pleasure Yacht - 1839
oil on panel, 42 × 62.2 cm (16.5 × 24.5 in)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

the-paintrist:

Robert Salmon - Picture of the ‘Dream’ pleasure Yacht - 1839

oil on panel, 42 × 62.2 cm (16.5 × 24.5 in)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

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fleurdulys:

Yalta - Ivan Aivazovsky
1899

fleurdulys:

Yalta - Ivan Aivazovsky

1899

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"You cannot destroy the passions on your own, but ask God, and He will destroy them, if this is profitable for you."
St. Anatoly of Optina  (via stkatherine)
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welovepaintings:

Rooftops at Sunset, by Colin Campbell Cooper

welovepaintings:

Rooftops at Sunset, by Colin Campbell Cooper

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vertigo1871:

Thomas Keith (1827-1895), Iona Abbey, Keith’s wife resting against a pillar, September 1st, 1856

vertigo1871:

Thomas Keith (1827-1895), Iona Abbey, Keith’s wife resting against a pillar, September 1st, 1856

(Source: Flickr / nationalgalleries)

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