Techniques of The Hudson River School Masters II with Erik Koeppel – an Instructional DVD for Artists [DVD] [DVD]
Uncover The Centuries-Old, Once-Lost Painting Techniques Used By The Hudson River School Masters Dear Friends, We all seek to become better painters, but is that enough? Just imagine how it would feel to take a giant leap several levels above where you are now and master the techniques that only a few artists in the world today know about … that would far exceed just becoming a better painter, wouldn’t it? And now, you have a chance to take that giant leap and see exactly what you need to do to make it happen! But before we leap forward, we must take a step back in time to the mid-19th century, when a movement in American art mirroring Romanticism was channeled into breathtaking landscape paintings. These paintings centered on depictions of the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding areas of the Catskills, Adirondacks, and White Mountains. This artwork reflected three themes of the time: discovery, exploration, and settlement — in classic American landscapes where nature and humans existed as one. These paintings were expertly detailed and awe-inspiring in a time of waning ruggedness and natural beauty. After finding autumn in upstate New York to be brilliant and inspirational, Thomas Cole founded the Hudson River School, where painters such as Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford, and Asher B. Durand would take their inspiration from European painters to capture America’s natural beauty. Over time, the unique methods these artists employed were mostly forgotten and not passed on to younger generations of artists…. …and now, as we come back to the present time, there are still very few artists who know about or use the secrets of the Hudson River School masters in their own artwork.
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