landscape painting: Early Landscapes
In the West, the concept of landscape grew very slowly. Nature was traditionally viewed as consisting of isolated objects long before it was appreciated as scene or environment. As a result landscape painting as an independent art was a late development in the West. Many scenes, from the Hellenistic pastoral paintings of antiquity to the religious works of the 16th cent. AD, contained expansive landscape backgrounds, but they were usually subordinated within a narrative context.
- Early Landscapes
- The Renaissance and the Sixteenth Century
- The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
- The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
- Landscape Art in the East
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