Mountain out of the Mist by Albert Bierstadt

Mountain out of the Mist by Albert Bierstadt


Mountain out of the Mist is a romantic luminist epic landscape painting by the American painter Albert Bierstadt. It is a realistic painting where the mountains run into the fog. It has a great perspective of the background. This painter was born in Germany in 1830 and when he was one year old, his family moved to Massachusetts. He did several trips to the American West, which inspired him.
In the United States the Romantic tradition of landscape art was known as the Hudson River School. They are also called as luminists.
Romantic painting is characterized by its fluid contours, for the compositions without apparent order and color richness. The painters of the Romantic imagination was drawn to the Middle Age and the legends of the North. The romance develops a passion for historical subjects. In particular it’s about the Middle Age, more than other periods such as Antiquity. In many paintings of Romanticism is appreciated an interest in violence, drama, fighting, and madness. It is frequently used strong contrasts of light and shade (chiaroscuro).


            In conclusion, for me, not only this painter, but all the painters of the Hudson River School shine due their epicness. When I met this painter, for me it was amazing, because I had discovered one of the painters that have most influence in my life, and one of the most inspiring movements.
Unfortunately, I could not find where this painting is located.

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