The Course of Empire, by Thomas Cole (1836), part of a series of paintings showing the development of a Roman-style city from its founding to its destruction. The series was used in the cover design of the Fallen Olympians series.
Thomas Cole...Architect's Dream...so lucky to have this at the Toledo Museum of Art!
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Antonio Reyna Manescau / 05 Aralık 1859 - 03 Şubat 1937 / İspanya
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The rise and fall of a civilization in five paintings.
The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole. Having all five together in the same pin gives more impact to the meaning of the series. One of my favourite paintings on the evolution and progress of civilisation.
Frederic Edwin Church (his paintings are on the Google Art Project site!)