|About the Book|
THOMAS COLE Art Book contains 100+ amazing reproductions of landscapes, religious, mythological and historic scenes with title, date and introduction below. Book includes Table of Contents, thumbnail gallery and is formatted for all Kindle readers and Tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).Thomas Cole was an English-born American painter and founder of the Hudson River School style. After having received some slight instruction in art from an itinerant portrait-painter, Cole left home at the age of twentyone, and finally settled in New York City, where he soon established a high reputation as an artist. His views of the Catskills, the White Mountains, and other landscapes met with a ready sale. He visited Europe in 1829, and remained there three years. After his return to New York he spent the rest of his life sketching from nature in the Catskills, Adirondacks, White Mountains, and the coast of Maine. Cole believed all his paintings are romantic in vein, as he felt it was his duty to depict nature, especially American nature, as the visible hand of God.The Hudson River School style involved carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism.