Category Professor Hoffman’s Supplemental Posts

Protected: Borrowing Coalhouse

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Jacob Riis Resources

NPR Story on Jacob Riis Jacob Riis Photographs at MoMA

Link to a Collection of Robert Henri Works

Teacher’s Guide to New York: A Documentary Film

Follow this link to see a guide to New York: A Documentary Film prepared by PBS.  An especially useful list of episodes and scenes can be found in the final pages.

Droll Dutch Genre Painting

Washington Irving’s depictions of life in New York in the 17th and 18th centuries share the sensibility of Dutch genre painting in the same period.  Dutch painters in this period, which is sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of… Continue Reading →

Transcendentalism and Romanticism

Transcendentalism was an American philosophical movement set into motion by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).   It was one of a number of “Romantic” movements of the nineteenth century–which included the romantic poetry of Byron and Shelly, the religious mysticism of… Continue Reading →

Hudson River School

Thomas Cole, “The Titian’s Goblet” (1833) In the middle of the nineteenth century painters such as Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), Thomas Cole (1801-1848) and Fredric Edwin Church (1826-1900) popularized landscapes that emphasized the romantic, sublime, and fantastic aspects of New… Continue Reading →

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