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19th Century Whiff: "The Course of Empire" by Thomas Cole
« on: November 14, 2016, 01:33:11 AM »
I've always found this series of paintings by Thomas Cole from the mid-1800s to be thought provoking: The Course of Empire

"The Savage State" (click for a bigger version):


"The Arcadian or Pastoral State" (click for a bigger version):


"The Consummation of Empire" (click for a bigger version):


"Destruction" (click for a bigger version):


"Desolation" (click for a bigger version):

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: 19th Century Whiff: "The Course of Empire" by Thomas Cole
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 03:43:24 AM »
Wow!
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