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Episode #110 Kensett
David Dunlop painting at Monet's Water Lily Garden at Giverny, France
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08/23/2008
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The American Luminists, Contentment Island, Darien, CT

 


The Luminists, considered to be a later development of the Hudson River Painters, included John F. Kensett (1816-1872), one of the founder's of New York's Metropolitan Museum. David follows Kensett's evolution into American Luminism and visits Contentment Island in Connecticut, where Kensett lived and painted after the end of the Civil War. At a location ten feet from Kensett's Contentment Island studio, David demonstrates the techniques used to evoke Luminism's suffused unified light and paints a poetic scene of the Long Island Sound that fascinated Kensett and his fellow artists. 


 
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