Monday, March 5, 2012

Why We Think Nature Is Beautiful

Professor Eugene Hargrove has a very nice slide set titled "Why We Think Nature is Beautiful" available on the web at the Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas at Denton. The set includes a series on the Hudson River School.

Twilight in the Wilderness


Emmitt Terrell said...

I think what really propels Cole to the top of the landscape school of work is his ability to synthesize the inherent tranquility of nature in his paintings. By manipulating subtle textures and plays of lighting he manages to capture a landscape as it truly is. Serene. Even when he went back and painted Catskills he imparted no emotional judgment on the influence of man. His painting maintains the tranquility of the setting in which he paints and that enables him to capture detail on a level that gained him his popularity.

Emmitt Terrell said...

I'd also like to make it clear that my previous post was in reference to the Hudson School as a whole. I realize that the painting shown on the comment link is by Church!