The country’s most famous landscape painters pushed the idea of Manifest Destiny. Is there a better way to inspire people with landscape painting today?
An upcoming exhibition at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site will feature a selection of works left in the artist’s studio at his death.
The exhibition includes paintings by Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, along with contemporary works focusing on habitat protection and environmental sustainability.
The most incandescent of invectives now feel like simple statements of fact.
Cole wanted you to stare off into the impending destruction of a landscape and ponder the sublime beauty of it all — which, man, I did.
“[American scenery] has its own peculiar charm — a something not found elsewhere,” the 19th century painter Thomas Cole once wrote.
HUDSON, NY — River Crossings, the recently opened show up at the historic Thomas Cole House and Olana, Frederic Edwin Church’s architectural ode to Orientalism, over-promises and under-delivers.
Next month, 28 contemporary American artists will infiltrate the homes of the two artists who are the “physical cornerstone of American art,” as co-curator Stephen Hannock puts it.