The Hudson River School

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The Hudson River School was not an actual school; it was a group of landscape painters whose vision was influenced by America’s countryside. They were America’s first artistic group that was perceived as not following the traditional rules of subject matter (“Hudson River School” hrsart). The painters depicted nature and civilization coexisting peacefully. Additionally, not all paintings had civilization on them; all the paintings were intended to not represent a real place. The Hudson River School used landscape painting with a small part of civilization to demonstrate the ideal harmony between civilization and nature; that is, that civilization is too insignificant to even effect nature. This harmony is demonstrated in the paintings of Durand,
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