The Course of Empire – The Consummation
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Thomas Cole‘s “The Course of Empire: The Consummation” Canvas
The Consummation of Empire. It is noontide of a glorious summer day. Both sides of the river valley are now covered in colonnaded marble structures, whose steps run down into the water. The megalithic temple seems to have been transformed into a huge domed structure dominating the river-bank. The mouth of the river is guarded by two pharoi, and ships with lateen sails go out to the sea beyond. A joyous crowd throngs the balconies and terraces as a scarlet-robed king or victorious general crosses a bridge connecting the two sides of the river in a triumphant procession. In the foreground an elaborate fountain gushes. The look of the painting suggests the height of ancient Rome. The decadence seen in every detail of this cityscape foreshadows the inevitable fall of this mighty civilization.
This canvas print was re-touched and repaired by our designers. The dimmed colors and details were highlighted. The canvas print was made to be as livelier as possible by staying true to the original.
We did a proof printing and tested the quality of this painting. When you order; you’ll get a vibrant colored, highest quality digital print, (odorless) with protective lamination coating.