Monday, February 6, 2012

Thomas Cole's painting depicts his beloved Catskills. The hillside lies bare like an open wound. Haphazard tree stumps and livestock lead you to sawmills in the distance. 'Catskill Scenery,' 1833, oil on canvas, Saint Louis Art Museum (Saint Louis, Missouri, United States). (
This is Thomas Cole's painting, "Catskill Scenery" . It has many great examples of Romanticism. Such as the rationalism and realism of the landscape. The land has been cleared out out of trees and is starting to take shape into a town and saw mill as you can see in the background. the romantic era saw a rise in industrialism.This painting shows a hillside covered in tree stumps and a new settlement starting to sprout up. It is a true product of the era it was produced in.

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