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Thomas Cole Empire Series. The artists distinctly pessimistic vision differed from that of many of his peers. Destruction is part IV of Thomas Coles epic painting series Thomas Cole s The Course of Empire is an epic five piece telling of the rise and fall of Rome.

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Desolation Thomas Cole 1836 The Course of Empire. Oil on canvas The New-York Historical Society. It was never meant to be controlled tamed and made civilized.

Desolation Thomas Cole 1836 The Course of Empire.

To him wilderness and nature were meant to be admired and respected. In the resulting series The Course of Empire Cole presented a cyclical view of history in which a civilization appears matures and collapses. The civilization is located at the base of a valley near a bay that leads into the sea 2. Thomas Cole s The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings depicting the rise and fall of an imaginary empire.