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Featured Academic News Story: Painting a New World

Story posted March 02, 2004

Thomas Cornell is as much philosopher as artist. His paintings are bound to his views on nature, life and spirituality, and he tries through them to express a new vision of the good.

In his large canvases, Cornell, Richard E. Steele Professor of Studio Art, uses nature and allusions to classical art and mythology to portray his vision for an ideal world.

He disagrees with religions and philosophies that have separated humans from the natural world and usually held humans above nature. To him, people and the rest of the natural world are just parts of the same whole.

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