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Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
On the Cornish Coast
On the Cornish Coast
After beginning his career as a Hudson River School painter, William Trost Richards (1833-1905) made the transition to the movement that became known as luminism. While retaining a veneration for nature, luminism stressed its transcendental nature in small, quiet moments rather than emphasizing the grandeur of the wilderness and was particularly concerned with qualities of light. On the Cornish Coast features the horizontal elements, muted colors, and sense of light emanating from the canvas itself that were typical of the movement.