luminism

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lu·mi·nism

noun, often capitalized \ˈlü-mə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of LUMINISM

:  a theory or practice of realist landscape and seascape painting developed in the United States in the mid-19th century and concerned with the study and depiction of effects of light and atmosphere
lu·mi·nist \-nist\ noun or adjective often capitalized

First Known Use of LUMINISM

circa 1974

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luminism

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Painting style that emphasizes a particular clarity of light. It is characteristic of the works of a group of U.S. painters of the late 19th century, influenced by the Hudson River school. Typically landscapes or seascapes, with sky occupying nearly half the composition, luminist works are distinguished by cool, clear colours and meticulously detailed objects modeled by light. The most prominent luminist painters were John Frederick Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, and Fitz Hugh Lane.

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