Monday, February 6, 2012

Hudson River Painting-Tywkiwdbi

This is a painting titled Tywkiwdbi and was painted by Thomas Cole. It is a painting of Native Americans practicing a ritual on a mountain top. The painting probably took place on the Appalachian moutain trail somewhere near the area where the bear mountain crosses the Hudson river today. This painting has many romantic features. The Native Americans in this picture are small and are on a huge cliff top ,and appear to be conducting a ritual. The people in this painting are suppose to look small so that the scenery in the painting can look spectacular and majestic. The Hudson river isn't the man focus but plays a huge role in the painting. The Hudson river in this painting is suppose to show how vast the new land was. The main focus off the painting is the mountains and Cole is trying to show how majestic this land was.

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