Painting ID:: 63557
The Garden of Eden 1410 Tempera on wood St?delsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt The other tree in the Garden is that of Knowledge, which is also the Tree of Death. It is embraced by the youthful St Sebastian, whose martyrdom (he was tied to a tree and killed by arrows) may be related to the crucifixion of Jesus. The figures sitting in front are easily recognizable by their attributes: the Archangel St Michael by the monkey-like monster cowering at his feet, who is the vanquished Satan himself; St George by his knightly clothes and by the corpse of the dragon, the embodiment of earthly wickedness.Artist:UNKNOWN MASTER, German Title: The Garden of Eden (detail) Painted in 1401-1450 , German - - painting : religious
Painting ID:: 63558
The Garden of Eden 1410 Tempera on wood St?delsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt Mary appears in her usual colours, blue and red. Her attributes are illustrated by the flowers richly carpeting the foreground (lilies and lilies of the valley = purity; rose = illumination; violets = modesty and humility) . These flowers, which were also used for medicinal purposes, frequently became connected with the person of the Madonna. In a fourteenth-century poem from the Netherlands, surviving in manuscript form, twelve different flowers refer to Mary, eight of which can be found in this painting.Artist:UNKNOWN MASTER, German Title: The Garden of Eden (detail) Painted in 1401-1450 , German - - painting : religious
Painting ID:: 63559
The Garden of Eden 1410 Tempera on wood St?delsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt Into the picture of love and undisturbed idyll enters music as the Child Jesus, assisted by St Catherine of Alexandria, plucks on a psaltery. Beyond expressing harmony, music in this picture also refers to the divine nature of this human Jesus. The duality of his being is also intimated by a cherry tree - here substituting for a tree of life - with its twin trunk and bough, from which St Dorothy picks fruit.Artist:UNKNOWN MASTER, German Title: The Garden of Eden (detail) Painted in 1401-1450 , German - - painting : religious
Painting ID:: 63560
The Garden of Eden 1410 Tempera on wood St?delsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt The female figure wearing a white scarf and drawing from the water of life is St Barbara, whose humility and unshakable strong faith ties her closely to Mary.Artist:UNKNOWN MASTER, German Title: The Garden of Eden (detail) Painted in 1401-1450 , German - - painting : religious
Painting ID:: 86501
The Garden of Eden 1828, Oil on canvas
Thomas Cole 1801-1848
Thomas Cole Galleries
Thomas Cole (February 1, 1801 - February 11, 1848) was a 19th century American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole's Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism and naturalism.
In New York he sold three paintings to George W. Bruen, who financed a summer trip to the Hudson Valley where he visited the Catskill Mountain House and painted the ruins of Fort Putnam. Returning to New York he displayed three landscapes in the window of a bookstore; according to the New York Evening Post, this garnered Cole the attention of John Trumbull, Asher B. Durand, and William Dunlap. Among the paintings was a landscape called "View of Fort Ticonderoga from Gelyna". Trumbull was especially impressed with the work of the young artist and sought him out, bought one of his paintings, and put him into contact with a number of his wealthy friends including Robert Gilmor of Baltimore and Daniel Wadsworth of Hartford, who became important patrons of the artist.
Cole was primarily a painter of landscapes, but he also painted allegorical works. The most famous of these are the five-part series, The Course of Empire, now in the collection of the New York Historical Society and the four-part The Voyage of Life. There are two versions of the latter, one at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the other at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York.
Cole influenced his artistic peers, especially Asher B. Durand and Frederic Edwin Church, who studied with Cole from 1844 to 1846. Cole spent the years 1829 to 1832 and 1841-1842 abroad, mainly in England and Italy; in Florence he lived with the sculptor Horatio Greenough. The Garden of Eden 1828, Oil on canvas