The Ocean of Eternity

The Ocean of Eternity

Mortality and the purpose of life are prominent themes in Thomas Cole’s paintings. Through his paintings, he vividly brings out the human dilemma of mortality, a dilemma we ourselves must wrestle with. Given the inevitability of death, what are we to do with our days?...
The Voyage of Life and the Course of Empire

The Voyage of Life and the Course of Empire

Through the allegorical series of paintings, The Voyage of Life and The Course of Empire, Thomas Cole communicates universal truths about the human condition with artistic brilliance. Just as The Voyage of Life reveals the cyclical nature of life (birth, growth,...