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Episode #112 American Impressionism
David Dunlop painting at Monet's Water Lily Garden at Giverny, France
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The Lieutenant River, Old Lyme, CT


David painting a scene of the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, CTDavid Dunlop investigates the connection between French Impressionism and its transplantation to America, at Old Lyme, Connecticut, known as the American Giverny. We examine the formative role of Giverny and Monet on the distinct American style of Impressionism that retained its Hudson River traditions of drawing and a reliance on classical forms. David considers their use of new scientific ideas of perception and new technologies in paint as they captured a sensual, personal vision on canvas. Following their example, David paints a river scene in the tradition of Childe Hassam's Summer Afternoon. 

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