The Americanization of the sublime: Washington Allston and Thomas Cole as theorists of American art
AbstractThe idea of the sublime, borrowed by the painter Washington Allston from Joshua Reynolds and—through S. T. Coleridge—possibly also from Kant, at the beginning of the nineteenth century in the United States still had mostly European connotations. Both as a theorist of art and a poet, Allston explicitly pledged his cultural allegiance to Great Britain. It was paradoxically Thomas Cole, a British-born immigrant, who was the first to associate a much less strictly defined concept of the sublime with the American landscape of the Catskills, thus initiating the discourse of the US cultural nationalism both in his diary and essays related to painting, and poetry.
|Journal series||Polish Journal for American Studies, ISSN 1733-9154|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||sublime, aesthetics, culture, nationalism, nature, landscape|
|Score|| = 8.0, 03-04-2018, ArticleFromJournal|
= 8.0, 03-04-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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