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Course of Empire: The Savage State


Starting today, and continuing throughout this upcoming week, we have a series of 5 interesting paintings by Thomas Cole called ‘The Course of Empire’ which we’ll be using for the daily jigsaws.

Cole used a passage from the poet Lord Byron to describe the works:

“There is the moral of all human tales:

‘Tis but the same rehearsal of the past,

First Freedom, and then Glory–when that fails,

Wealth, vice, corruption – barbarism at last”

from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, stanza CVIII]

In each painting, a valley is viewed from a different angle. In all 5 pictures, there is one feature of the environment that remains constant-see if you can identify it :)

Play the Jigsaw now!

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