James Abbott McNeill Whistler, ‘Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea’ 1871
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea 1871
Tate

Many of the paintings produced by the Hudson River school were dominated by intense and often dramatic light effects.

In British art a form of luminism underlies James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s ‘Nocturnes’. The term is also sometimes applied to neo-impressionist paintings in which the divisionist technique leads to a marked all over luminosity.