Albert Bierstadt - American Paintings

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Albert Bierstadt: A collection of 404 paintings (HD)

Albert Bierstadt: A collection of 404 paintings (HD) Description: "Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830–1902), a landscape painter who focused on the American West, was born in Solingen, Germany. His family immigrated to Massachusetts in 1833, when he was just two years old, but he returned to Germany to study at the Düsseldorf School of Painting in 1853. While in Germany, he roomed with painter Worthington Whittredge; the two traveled Europe together, and, while in Switzerland, Bierstadt sketched the inspiration for Lake Lucerne. This painting was exhibited by the National Academy of Design in New York in 1858, and led to his being elected to the National Academy in 1860. The artist taught briefly in Germany after finishing school. He moved back to the United States, and traveled west with surveyor Frederick W. Lander in 1859. While there, Bierstadt sketched much of what he saw, and turned many of those sketches into oil paintings. Along with his brothers Charles and Edward, Bierstadt opened a photography studio in New York in 1860, which closed six years later, in 1866. He the traveled west again in 1863 with author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, and continued to return to the West for inspiration as time went on. Bierstadt painted pictures on oversized canvases that romanticized the Rocky Mountains, the Yosemite Valley, and the Native American tribes. In 1867, Bierstadt married Ludlow’s former wife Rosalie. In 1882, his studio was destroyed in a fire along with many of his sketches. Over his lifetime, he painted at least 500 paintings, including The Last of the Buffalo and Yosemite Valley, both of which have been featured on postage stamps. The artist also mentored William Bliss Baker, another landscape painter. Bierstadt was a member of the Hudson River School, a group of like-minded artists. Mount Bierstadt in Colorado is named after him. The artist died in Irving, NY, in 1902." Feel free to subscribe!

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Albert Bierstadt (7 gennaio 1830 - 18 febbraio 1902)
- Pittore statunitense, tedesco di nascita, cantore del selvaggio West.
Ha studiato pittura con i membri della Scuola di Dusseldorf, in Germania dal 1853 al 1857.
Bierstadt ha fatto parte della Hudson River School che non è una istituzione, ma piuttosto un gruppo informale di pittori.
Agli inizi del diciannovesimo secolo, gli americani erano attratti con passione dalle tranquille foreste e ai verdi spazi aperti della loro terra. Questo accadeva mentre l'America andava rapidamente industrializzandosi. La minaccia delle strade ferrate e della meccanizzazione era un dato di fatto, e in risposta gli americani desideravano proteggere le loro bellezze naturali.

Bierstadt era maestro nel creare romantiche vedute della selvaggia natura americana. Le sue opere venivano sempre realizzate su enormi tele che eseguiva con grande precisione nel dettaglio, mostrando la natura nei luoghi più remoti e inaccessibili, dal lontano splendore delle Montagne Rocciose alla grandiosità della Yosemite Valley.

Di origine tedesca, Bierstadt si trasferì negli Stati Uniti quando era ancora bambino. La sua opera rappresenta l'ultimo sussulto romantico primma dell'arrivo della ferrovia.

La necessità di credere in un Nuovo Mondo, per lo meno idealmente, restò molto forte per lungo tempo.



Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) is best known for his spectacular landscapes of the unsettled west. He was born in Germany, and was two years old when his family emigrated to America and settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Beginning in 1859, he made three trips west, each time making oil sketches on paper. When he returned to his studio, he used these sketches and oil studies to paint huge, detailed panoramic views (some 6 feet by 10 feet) of Western scenery. His paintings emphasized the spectacular landscapes, sometimes exaggerating what he had seen and changing a few details to make the scene more interesting.

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