I had an art history class in college where we had to examine each painting in the series and give a physical description as well as a description of the emotional impact each had on the viewer. I was and still am blown away by these masterpieces. The only criticism I ever really had was this: I always felt there should have been a stage between the Pastoral and Consummation. It feels somewhat jarring to go from almost total greenery to marble and concrete. But perhaps that's the point.
What do you think?