The Architect’s Dream by Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole (February 1, 1801 – February 11, 1848) was an English-born American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole’s Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism and naturalism.

Cole called Turner the prince of evil spirits, and he sought a form of expression for his megalomanic visions that at first sight looks more peaceful. In this painting the excessive size of the capital, on which the architect has reclined in reflection, only becomes clear on closer inspection. However, the reversal of the real conditions is intrinsically threatening, and this is hardly more peaceful than Turner’s chaos.


The Architect’s Dream
, 1840, by Thomas Cole (Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, USA).

Other Selected Works

  • The Garden of Eden (1828)

  • Distant View of Niagara Falls (1830)

  • Romantic Landscape with Ruined Tower(1832-36)

  • The Fountain of Vaucluse, 1841, Dallas Museum of Art

  • The Course of Empire: Consummation(1835–1836)

  • The Course of Empire: The Savage State(1836)

  • The Course of Empire: Desolation (1836)

  • The Departure (1837)

  • The Return (1837)

  • The Past (1838)

  • The Vesper Hymn (ca. 1838)

  • The Present (1838)

  • L’Allegro (Italian Sunset) (1845)

  • Il Penseroso (1845)

  • Home in the Woods (1847)


“The Strange and Wonderful Eyes of @FrankCunhaIII”

Some of my Photographic Artwork (created from January 1st – June 21st, 2011)

“The Strange & Wonderful Eyes of Frank Cunha III Pictorial #3″ (TCP)CHICAGO

(TCP)CHICAGO – Dateline Chicago – written by Scott Pollack Chief Editor The Critical Post (TCP)CHICAGO @ 19:4 HRS CST 19 June 2011

Frank Cunha III - The Architectist - (TCP)CHICAGO'S VERY OWN

We’ve been waiting back here for our first and premiere photo artist Architect Frank Cunha III to come up with something new for all of you to enjoy. As I’ve tried to express in previous posts about this unique man, Frank innovates. There’s something to be said about the discipline of a self taught genius. First of all, they don’t know what rules they’re breaking when they do in fact, throw ‘em right out the window. These quite correctly fall in the category of “happy accidents.”

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Photo of the Day

Architectural Columns
Atlantic City, NJ


Artwork of the Day

Being an Architect who is an aspiring Artist & Photographer I feel like this collage/montage demonstrates the ability of the Architect’s eye to capture light, shapes, and textures of the city on a new and interesting way. I hope that by experimenting with my skills as an Architect/Artist/Photographer I can offer a new perspective on things to my audience. I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do.
Frank


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