#ThursdaywithThomas Thomas Cole may have made this drawing of an Italian peasant woman and child at an outdoor shrine while living in Florence in 1832. Fellow American artist Samuel F. B. Morse was residing there at the same time and even attended life drawing classes with Cole at the Academia delle Belle Arti. This drawing is currently on view in the exhibition Thomas Cole's Paper Trail.
Italian Peasant Woman (Contadina) and Child at a Shrine, Thomas Cole (1801-1848), c. 1832 or later, ink and ink wash on paper, gift of Florence Cole Vincent, 1958.28.21
This enormous 8‘ x 10‘ painting by Thomas Cole was painted in three days for a special exhibition in New York City. One of the Hudson river school of painters that glorified landscape, this work is of a volcano with ruins in foreground, not existing in exactly the same place. Cole’s masterpiece four-painting series was withheld from the art show, and Tom needed to make a splash in a hurry. Hartford’s Wadsworth scooped this. Which volcano? What were the four paintings? What year was the New York City exhibition? What is the actual size of this work? Where are the ruins? Who bought the painting originally? What year did the museum acquire? Was it donated or purchased? #splash#splashy#volcano#hudsonriverschool#cole#thomascole#artshow#nyc#manhattan#scoop#wadsworthatheneum#wadsworth#thewadsworth#hartfordct#italianlandscapes
Our summer Thomas Cole Food For Thought programs sold out quickly, so we decided to add one more before the exhibition closes on September 30!
On Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m., join President and CEO of Fenimore Art Museum, Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio, for an in-depth tour of "Thomas Cole and The Garden of Eden," followed by cocktails and a light buffet on our garden terrace overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake.
Cost: $45 Members, $50 Non-Members. Reserve your spot by calling 607.547.1510 or in our web store. -> https://bit.ly/2Q3Zpg9
Mark your calendars for the second annual #hudsonriverskywalk Arts Festival on September 30 in this beautiful place. Visit the @thomascolesite @olanashs and the #Ripvanwinklebridge for free activities throughout the afternoon. Visit thomascole.org/events for all the info. Photo by @devinpickering
Here is the hat collection of someone who has lived. It belonged to Frederic Church, one of the painters from the famed Hudson River School. The collection is just one of many amazing things on display at Church’s home, Olana, which sits high atop a hill in the Catskills and overlooks the Hudson River. The home and the view are both beautiful. If you don’t know the story of Church and the Hudson River School, I suggest looking it up. Their style was steeped in Romanticism and incorporated beautiful light to capture the landscapes of upstate New York and beyond.
The text in this post looks annoying, I get it. But I promise this mini story isn't a waste of your time. If you appreciate #thelittlethings and the magical ways they can become the Big Things then I #promise this #shortstory here should be time well spent. Credit goes to talented people like @dorota_kobiela
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... In an attempt to better understand her as an Artist I asked my Aunt Sarah a few months back "Sarah, if you could describe working with paint by using food as an analogy what would paint be to you?" She replied "butter." Knowing all too well Sarah is an Oil lover when it comes to food (rarely using butter if ever at all) I found this response to be clever, curious and undeniable worth writing down. I guess Sarah truly does get her necessary rations of fat by doing what she is so clearly called to do... paint.
Naturally, when drafting an Instagram page for Sarah I knew the hashtag #butteroncanvas was going to be and IS the perfect hashtag to use for her work. but when looking into the use of the tag, I discovered a post. Slightly discouraged by this at first, I pressed on... The single post lead me to this here video I am sharing. It's my first "share" on instagram (perhaps the only one who knows) but I had no choice. a magical video indeed. I'm certain many of you may have already seen this ckip not, but the correlation and randomness of the hashtag #butteroncanvas makes it all that much more magical. And it makes using #butteroncanvas for @nosirrom802 a humbling and inspiring reality.
#butteroncanvas#nosirrom#paintings#vincentvangogh#stars#dream#lifeanddeath#oiloncanvas#landscapes#hudsonriverschool#pleinair#pleinairpainting#portraits#brushstrokes#arthistory#postimpressionism #🎨 #video#animation#artvideo#itsasmallworldafterall
We couldn't wait a minute longer to tell you about a new exhibition we're presenting at the Albany Airport in partnership with @albanyairportartandculture "Landmark" features contemporary visual artists and writers responding to today's landscapes and Cole's greatest written work "Essay on American Scenery." The project grew out of conversations between @albanyairportartandculture Director Kathy Greenwood and our curator @kmenconeri following an essay contest organized by 2017-18 Cole Fellow Maddy Conley. Mark your calendars to join us for a reception on Friday, October 5 from 5:30-7:30 at the Albany International Airport.
Sunlight and Shadow
The De Young Museum, San Francisco
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) est un peintre américain d’origine allemande affilié à l’Hudson River School, un groupe de peintres américains informel qui peignent des paysages teintés d’une douce lumière qui leur confèrent une grande aura romantique. Dans « Sunlight and Shadow » Bierstadt représente la chapelle néogothique du château de Löwenburg près de Cassel, en Allemagne. Le titre renvoie aux contrastes entre la lumière et l’obscurité qui parcourt tout le tableau : le soleil, dont les rayons percent à travers le feuillage, éclaire la façade de la chapelle et pénètre à l’intérieur à travers les vitraux alors que la jeune mère allaitant son enfant, assise sur les marches devant l’entrée, reste dans l’ombre. Ces oppositions donnent un caractère mystérieux et mystique à la scène. Le grand chêne sur la gauche est un symbole de la foi chrétien inébranlable, il a été adapté comme arbre national en Allemagne.
not what i expected from photos of #geirangerfjord on the way to #dalsnibba . rain, snow, stark solemnity. your challenge is to find a tunnel (it was 4km long!) a hut, and a pair of blue tennis shoes in the series. the only clue is: in that order 😜#hudsonriverschool#nofilter