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Art
Course
FAH230H1
Professor
Jane Wolf
Semester
Winter

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January 09. 2013 FAH377 Landscape Architecture Week One Title View on the Catskill - Early Autumn Artist: Thomas Cole Date 1837 Medium Painting: Oil on Canvas It reflects not simply the wealth and prestige of its patron, the New York dry goods merchant Jonathan Sturges, but the artist's abiding affection for the region whose scenery formed the subjects of the works that launched and helped sustain his career. The creek in the foreground issues from the "clove," or gorge, dividing the range beyond, on a crest of which was located the Catskill Mountain House hotel, a resort that supplied some of the school's (Hudson River School) clients. Cole moved from N.Y City to Catskill just the year before he painted this picture. History also informs the prospect here since, just before he began painting it, a railroad line was built through its very midst, compromising the Arcadian charm that had become a memory. Title Bridalveil Fall Plate No. 11 Photographer: Carleton E. Watkins Date 1861 Medium: Plate Yosemite From the Museum of Metropolitan Art: This pastoral prospect of the Catskill Creek and the distant Catskill Mountains is the largest and most ambitious of several painted by Cole, the father of the Hudson River School. It reflects not simply the wealth and prestige of its patron, the New York dry goods merchant Jonathan Sturges, but the artist's
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