Category:  Nature Traditional Art | Posted: May 13, 2017

that exists before it's acted upon by humanculture

Nature Naturally


Art In Nature Contest Entry 
In my painting I wanted to portray nature at its finest ...a place that has yet felt the touch of human hands. There used to be places like that; however, in the twenty-first century, landscapes that are totally untouched by human activity no longer exist...which is somehow sad to me at various levels and in various degrees. The phrase "natural landscape" was first used in connection with landscape painting, and landscape gardening, to contrast a formal style with a more natural one, closer to nature. Alexander Von Humboldt (1769 ? 1859) was to further conceptualize this into the idea of a natural landscape separate from the cultural landscape. Then in 1908 geographer Otto Schl├╝ter developed the terms original landscape (Urlandschaft) and its opposite cultural landscape (Kulturlandschaft) in an attempt to give the science of geography a subject matter that was different from the other sciences. An early use of the actual phrase "natural landscape" by a geographer can be found in Carl O. Sauer's paper "The Morphology of Landscape" (1925). Thanks for viewing.

Post Type Traditional Art Mixed Media None
Tried something quite different with this painting as you will notice.....paint on white thick fabric I had in my craft drawer....used pastels mostly except for the flying feathered friends seen within the art piece.

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