Interpretive Resource

Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Distant View of Niagara Falls</em> by Thomas Cole

Artwork Resource Packet: Distant View of Niagara Falls by Thomas Cole

This landscape painting portrays a uniquely American scene: The sugar maples with their red autumn leaves, two Native Americans gazing in reverence, and the powerful falls, one of the world's natural wonders. This teaching packet includes an essay, discussion questions, activity ideas, a glossary, and an image of the artwork.

19th century, American, landscapes, nature, painting, Romanticism, weather/seasons


Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Art Traditions of the United States, Learning about America through Art

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