Henry David Thoreau Walden Summary

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Henry David Thoreau published walden in 1854. Thoreau was an influential writer during the nineteenth century and published several pieces about nature, solitude and various aspects about life. Today he is considered to be one of the most influential transcendentalists. His major book Walden was written at Walden pond in Massachusetts and was published during the time of romantic art. Romantic art was a strong era of emotional and spiritual art that glorified many aspects of nature. The American romantic art movement is best known for the Hudson River School. The Hudson River School was a group of american artists who were interested in capturing aspects of the American landscape. Their focus shifted across the contention and many tried to capture the beauty of the unexplored west. The artistic …show more content…

In this chapter, he discuses “the change from storm and winter to serene and mild weather, from dark and sluggish hours to bright and elastic ones, is a memorable crisis which all things proclaim.” His fascination with the natural changes of the natural world is very similar to the fascination of the impressionists. Impressionist artist, such as Monet, would paint series. They would choose to keep the same subject and paint it multiple times, in different atmospheric condition or at different times of day, allowing the light to change the painting. The beauty of Monet’s series were in the different effect each painting had. One of Monet’s most popular series of the church at Varengeville includes multiple paintings of the same church. Each painting, gives off different feelings because Monet was experiencing different things in each of the paintings. A major part of the impressionist movement was capturing the light and shadows with thick, bold, and different colors. “Suddenly an influx of light filled my house, though the evening was at hand, and the clouds over winter still overhung

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