Transcendent Landscapes: Abstracting Nature
Alice Crow '22, Levinson Intern
Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, 2022, 4 pages
This exhibition explores the ways artists have looked to the natural world for inspiration. Landscape painting serves a practical purpose in simply representing the world around us, but it has historically also revealed the spiritual connection humans have to their environments. The use of light in European Romantic paintings or fantastic scenery in East Asian landscapes, for example, imparts a religious quality to these scenes. The prominence of nature as a motif reveals the importance it holds in many artists' lives.