Brian Lukacher: Landscape Art and Romantic Nationalism in Germany and America

The author, Brian Lukacher, is an art historian who has been teaching at Vassar College since the mid-1980s. In this essay, he provides an overview of how nationalism impacts landscape painting in Germany and America.

Pay particular attention to the sections, “Progress and It’s Discontents: Thomas Cole and the American Landscape,” and “To Silence or to Reveal Nature’s Allegory” as these are most relevant to class.

This reading is supplemental and may be useful to you as you develop ideas for your blogs or your research topic.  The file is rather large to preserve image quality; if you have any problems downloading it let Kelly know.

Click here to download the essay.

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