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For most of the 19th century, the center stage of art in the United States was divided among a precious few styles, most notable of which is probably what would eventually become known as the Hudson River School. Artists of this inclination were often inspired by the revival being experienced by landscape painting in Europe, especially in the person of J. M. W. Turner and his peers, although the former’s work would be considerably more based on the perception of the artist, while their American brethren would focus on producing an idealized portrayal of nature in all its might. Among the Hudson River School, the most seminal and influential of all was the English-American Thomas Cole, a self-taught painter who began his career as an engraver and learned his craft from books and the observation of other artists.
Here we have, then, one of the works by Cole that better fits the mold of the Hudson River School, in which it features one of the many natural beauties to be found in the American Northeast, the Deh-ga-ya-soh Creek, which in anglicized script become the titular Genesee Creek, in its natural state, mostly undisturbed by human influence. In this, Cole breaks from the themes that made most of his career, where before he had in significant part focused on using landscape painting as a tool to further his ideological views, in what he saw as an elevation of the genre to a higher level of artistry. On the other hand, while he departs from his style, he approaches the form of the school he is most commonly related to, both in subject matter and in method, as this painting is a product of the numerous trips into the wilderness taken by the artist in search of inspiration and references.
Early in 1839, Cole visited the Upstate New York region, making several sketches. One of them, which is now in possession of the Detroit Institute of Art, named Looking Across the Genesee River from Hornby Lodge, would serve as the basis for the painting of this oil on canvas in the artist’s studio in Cedar Grove. The finalized painting, portraying a waterfall surrounded by a rather pastoral setting, in now in possession of the Museum of Art in the Rhode Island School of Design.
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