"Western Landscape Painting" Exhibtion

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art

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"Landscape" generally refers to rural scenes of fields or cultivated land, but landscape paintings also tend to depict other motifs like cities, rivers and coastal areas. Landscape painting emerged as a genre in European painting in the later half of the 16th century as a means of examining how humans view and portray nature. This exhibition features selected works of outstanding caliber from the museum's landscape painting collection.

[Image: Claude Lorrain "Pastoral Scene with Flute Player" 1630s, oil on canvas]

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From 2009-09-08 To 2009-11-08

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