The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles

A series of five landscape paintings based on Thomas Cole's series "The Course of Empire".
The series follows the course of Western Civilization as epitomized by the City of Los Angeles, from prehistoric times to the present day, to an imagined future. The setting for each scene is the same view of the L.A. basin and the Hollywood Hills.

"The Course of Empire: The Savage State""The Course of Empire: The Savage State" Oil on Canvas, 1995. 54" x 63" The Course of Empire: The Pastoral State"The Course of Empire: The Pastoral State" Oil on Canvas, 1995. 54" x 63" "The Course of Empire: Consummation of Empire"""The Course of Empire: Consummation of Empire"" Oil on Canvas, 1995. 64" x 88" "The Course of Empire: Destruction of Empire""The Course of Empire: Destruction of Empire" Oil on Canvas, 1995. 54" x 63" "The Course of Empire: Desolation""The Course of Empire: Desolation" Oil on Canvas, 1995. 54" x 63"