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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

The Landscape of the Industrial Revolution

A look at how the Industrial Revolution impacted American landscape artists and what their work can tell us of mankind's evolving view and relationship with nature. This gallery begins with a look at the nostalgic view of The Hudson River Valley Artists (Cole, Church, Bierstadt), including luminist (Lane) and the encroaching influence of man on the landscape. It then looks at the influx of Impressionism(Bunker, Chase and Shinn), influenced by the creation of tubed paint and exposure to world cultures. We look at the development of the urban park and how it appears in landscape depictions of differing styles(Hassam, Shinn). Finally, we end with the Ashcan school's graphic reality of the newly established urban cityscape (Shinn, Sloan, Luks), and Hopper's desolate city scenes, often nearly devoid of nature.

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kristyn mills