Cora Kneeling

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Art Abstract- "Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund" Of course, the Hudson River region during the eighteenth century was not all about Ferries, Canals, Railroads, and commerce. Even more, the unique beauty of the Hudson River Scenery and its mountainous is considered to be a manifestation of god. The transcendental nature of the Hudson River attracted many landscaping artists who were captive of its beauty. For instance, the Hudson River Art School did not had a physical location but it was a group of artists driven by their passion, to walk on foot along the Hudson River to appreciate nature and to be inspired by its beauty. Thomas Cole was the principal founder of the Hudson River Art School. When he first came to American as a youth in 1825, he visit Catskill and soon was impressed by the Hudson River scenery that he decided to settled there. Thus, areas like the Catskill Creek, the Kaaterskill Clove, and the Great Wall of Manitou where the most attractive places for …show more content…

The scene "...When Mangua tries to force Cora to obey him as his captor and future husband Cora throws herself prostrate at the feet of Tamenund in a desperate plea for mercy." The scene ends, Uncas dies and Cora commits suicide. Besides, this portrait is a panoramic view that emphasizes the immensity of nature and how the small human are insignificant to the transcendental nature. However, the top fraction of the painting is more light because it represent the sun and the other half of this painting has a darkness which can be the shadows of the lights or to illustrate the big rocks. An intuition of my part, is that I think this painting is depiction of harmony in nature. Indeed, the "Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund" is a painting that reflects the scenery beauty of the Hudson

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