Here is our fourth and final installment of the art of Thomas Cole. Voyage of Life: Old Age depicts our hero on the way to heaven. The man is old and balding, and his beard and hair are white. One hand reaches forward, almost as if in prayer, and the other hand rests on his chest, as if in joyous disbelief that at last, it is his turn to go to God. His heavenly angel is back, leading him towards the light where we see other angels awaiting him. His boat, replete with angels, is battered from the storms of life. Again, the play of light and dark makes it quite obvious what is going on.
I hope you all have enjoyed this series as much as I have. I'll have to peruse the net to find something equally as interesting for next week's Art and Beauty Tuesday. Stay tuned!