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Appalachian Landscapes of Thomas Cole
Backcountry Notes ^ | April 19, 2010 | Jay Henderson

Posted on 04/19/2010 4:39:00 AM PDT by jay1949

Cole came to America with his family in 1818. With little formal training in the art of painting, Cole was recognized as a landscape artist by his mid-twenties. Beginning in about 1833, Cole maintained a studio in Catskill, New York, where he painted many landscapes of the Catskill Mountains and other areas of the Northern Appalachians. [Images of 10 Cole landscapes]

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: appalachia; cole; landscapes

1 posted on 04/19/2010 4:39:00 AM PDT by jay1949
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To: jay1949

Beautiful. Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 04/19/2010 4:45:32 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: jay1949

Thanks Jay. A good posting as usual.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 4:50:30 AM PDT by bricklayer
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To: jay1949

I’ll add one. “Landscape Scene from ‘Last of the Mohicans.”

http://www.abcgallery.com/C/cole/cole2.html


4 posted on 04/19/2010 4:58:05 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: jay1949

Thank you. I learned something and have new things to enjoy.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 5:02:13 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Roses0508

You can’t go wrong with any art from Cole, Church, Bierstadt and Inness. They painted America at its most beautiful.


6 posted on 04/19/2010 5:24:39 AM PDT by catman67
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To: Liberty Ship

My favorite Cole painting. "Notch in thw White Mountains" (Crawford Notch, NH)

7 posted on 04/19/2010 5:29:46 AM PDT by catman67
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To: jay1949; Joe 6-pack

Art ping for you!


8 posted on 04/19/2010 6:15:39 AM PDT by iceskater (The "public option" in government run health care means no option at all.)
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To: jay1949
My Cole favorite is four: The Voyage of life.

There are two sets of these paintings. One is in a museum up in Utica, NY, which I haven't seen. The other is at the National Gallery in Washinton, DC, which I try to see on most of my visits there.

ML/NJ

9 posted on 04/19/2010 6:31:01 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: iceskater; ml/nj
As an art history major, I wrote several papers on "The Voyage of Life," and like you, spent many hours entranced by the paintings in the National. "The Course of Empire" is another powerful allegorical series of Cole's that I've never seen in person, but very much hope to at some point.
10 posted on 04/19/2010 6:43:12 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ml/nj
Yes, they are at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica. I grew up visiting there often. These are four of my favorite paintings ever created.
11 posted on 04/19/2010 7:41:13 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (ISLAM = DEATH! . . . . Black & Humble . . .)
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