Skip to comments.Thomas Cole: Artist, Romantic, Anti-Jacobin
Posted on 03/09/2018 4:59:53 AM PST by C19fan
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was the leading American painter of his generation and at the front of what became known as the Hudson River School of landscape artists. Currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, THOMAS COLES JOURNEY: ATLANTIC CROSSINGS emphasizes his connection to the painters who influenced him and those he influenced. With originality and brilliance, the exhibition ties Cole to England and Europe, giving this major American artist an international context. On the other hand, its reexamination of Cole as an agent of environmental awareness is trendy and unconvincing.
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Always liked Cole and the Hudson River School.
When I was a child my mother would go to the National Gallery of Art at least once a week, always on a weekday when it wasn’t crowded. Some of my earliest memories are wandering through its galleries, and particularly the small octagonal room where the four panels of Cole’s “The Voyage of Life” are hung. Today, I might favor Bierstadt over Cole, but those four paintings have retained a significant place in my imagination as the stages of my own life have passed.
great post, thanks for sharing that. :)
I like Bierstadt too. The Birmingham Museum of Art has a lovely Bierstadt “Looking Down Yosemite Valley”. Birmingham has a wonderful art museum, well worth my drive from Atlanta. The quality of art is impressive. Much better that than Atlanta’s art museum, which has too much modern art for my taste.
That is a wonderful series. I could look at those paintings for hours on end.
Ditto that. The Hudson River school is one of my favorites.
Raised my children visiting the Nat Gallery, and from when my son was little he has been fanatic about Cole’s Voyage of Life. He’s in his 20s now, and every time we visit, he shows me something new in or about them — so intricate, so carefully planned, these paintings are amazing.
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