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Landscape: National Gallery Pocket Guide Erika Langmuir

Landscape: National Gallery Pocket Guide

Erika Langmuir

Published December 22nd 1997
ISBN : 9780300073218
Paperback
80 pages
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This Pocket Guide shows how artists in past centuries translated outdoor space and light into paint, and how landscape imagery evolved from mere ornament into a visual metaphor of the human condition. The story is told from its beginnings in RomanMoreThis Pocket Guide shows how artists in past centuries translated outdoor space and light into paint, and how landscape imagery evolved from mere ornament into a visual metaphor of the human condition. The story is told from its beginnings in Roman mural decoration, through the Renaissance transformation of landscape into an ambitious vehicle for feelings and ideas, to the impressionist revolution and beyond. The continuing relevance of art to how we see the world, and our place in it, is demonstrated through a practical discussion of optics of real and painted landscape, illustrated with works from the National Gallery, London.