The Poetic Landscape: A Contemporary Visual and Psychological Exploration

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9780823040674: The Poetic Landscape: A Contemporary Visual and Psychological Exploration

Artists and others who appreciate sublime depictions of the natural world will relish this contemporary exploration of what constitutes the poetic in landscape painting today. The luminous, richly rendered paintings that grace these pages all illustrate the book's fresh, timely approach that landscape painting represents a source of emotional and spiritual well-being, a fitting antidote to the hectic alienation of modern life, both for the artist who creates the work and the viewers who derive pleasure from looking at it. The author proposes that through his or her imagination, intellect, and feelings, an artist can evoke an emotional response in the viewer by the arrangement of the landscape's natural elements. In thoughtful examinations of her paintings, the author analyzes their color, time of day, season of year, climate and atmosphere, and the more elusive qualities that define this genre: a sense of place recognition and grace of line. The book is full of fresh insights that will enhance landscape painting for years to come.

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Elizabeth Mowry has been named a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America, and was awarded for her outstanding landscape work by the National Arts Club. She lives in upstate New York.

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