Friday, October 03, 2008

The Course of Empire

The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1834-36. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, while fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay



Pt1. The Savage State


Pt2. The Arcadian or Pastoral State


Pt3. The Consummation of Empire


Pt4. The Destruction of Empire


Pt5. Desolation

9 comments:

Sierra Simpson said...

I love this series!

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Shanele Lacson said...

very nice artworks i like it


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Shereyn Young said...

it looks so real... very creative and unique artworks
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Zanjiieh said...

nice painting i like it. i feel im back to classic times. :)


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Hermione Mora said...

wow.... that was a beautiful portrait.. very classy and unique
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Desserree Nuevo said...

it was a nice master piece.. all are unique
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Reggaen Meyer said...

The Destruction of the Empire reminds of some movies I've watched
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HannahWinslett said...

the structure was impressive


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