|T. Cole, The Course of Empire||
1. Nature, art, and religion in Romanticism and the 19th century
Religious feeling and spirituality are not restricted to liturgical arts: this is clearly shown in a striving to express the infinite in the nineteenth-century art and literature. Religious feelings of Romantic artists found their utmost expression in the movement of the Brotherhood of St. Luke (artist-monks) and painting “spiritual” landscapes. Hopkins’ poetry harmonizes well with the aspiration of these artists to find the divine in nature.