History of Landscape Art

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History of Landscape Art

When I think about landscapes, a myriad of images come to mind; not just those created with fabric, but with paper, paint, and a combination of elements. I decided to investigate the history of landscape art. Summarized below is what I found.

Landscape painting is the depiction of natural scenery in art; landscapes may capture mountains, valleys, bodies of water, forests and coasts and may or may not include man-made structures as well as people. Although paintings from the earliest ancient to classical periods included natural scenic elements, landscape as an independent genre did not emerge in the Western tradition until the Renaissance in the 16th century.

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