American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A style of 19th-century American painting concerned especially with the precise, realistic rendering of atmospheric light and the perceived effects of that light on depicted objects.
- n. an artistic movement in the United States that was derived from the Hudson River school; active from 1850 to 1870; painted realistic landscapes in a style that pictured atmospheric light and the use of aerial perspective
- Latin lūmen, lūmin-, light; see lumen + -ism. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By the 1870s, the artist became interested in the American landscape movement known as luminism, which explored, among other concerns, the immensity of the sea and the untapped frontiers of America.”
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