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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A style of 19th-century American landscape painting concerned especially with the meticulous rendering of atmospheric light and the perceived effects of that light on depicted objects.

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  • noun 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin lūmen, lūmin-, light; see lumen + –ism.]

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