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Tree of the Day: Landscape (1827-8)

Posted by achresis on February 16, 2008

Thomas Cole Landscape ( 1827-8 )


One of Thomas Cole’s early landscapes, it leads the eye through the darkness of a cool forest interior of ferns where a still pond is fed by an animated brook, while the lines of a ruined tree trunk lead us up via storm clouds to a transparent sky with a mountain line in the distance. Trees leave a profound effect on the imagination, Cole would say, “they spring from some resemblance to the human form … There is an expression of affection in the intertwining branches, of despondency in the draping willow.”


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