Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Course of Empire: The Consummation Empire

"The Course of Empire: The Consummation Empire"
Thomas Cole
Oil on Canvas

Our current painting assignment is to complete a painting of a landscape. With that said, I was inspired to pick for tho week a landscape painting. Although this is not really a landscape painting, I could not turn this painting down. I really was captured by the bright orangey-yellow-reddish colors portrayed in the fore front while the lighter and whiter colors paint the background. I like how the viewer's eyes immediately look at the forefront. This is a painting also has a lot of details. If you look closely, you will see there are people almost everywhere. This painting is a five-part series depicts the popular American view of the time, when many thought pastoralism as the way humans should live. The series show the growth and fall of a fake civilization

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