Thomas Cole

Here we look at nine examples of beautiful autumnal imagery and spirit. From Claude Monet's seasonal "Haystacks" to Giuseppe Arcimboldo's  "Autumn" installment of his strange flora-based portrait…
It is fascinatingly unpredictable how some of the biggest brouhahas among cultural critics can be preserved for history, while others are so quickly lost to time.

Watch a video that reveals the findings of a technical examination conducted by The Met's conservation team on Thomas Cole's The Oxbow (1836) and The Course of Empire: The…