Atmosphere from China to Italy

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Long before Claude Lorraine introduced atmospheric perspective effects in the 1600s Chinese artists of the Song Dynasty had already developed these effects in their landscape painting in the 10th century 600 years earlier. Among their basic tenets was the principle … Continued

Relocating the Sky

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In the mid 19th century artists like Monet and Manet took a new interest in Japanese pictures particularly the Ukiyoe woodblock prints. They offered new design, color and subject opportunities. Horizons could be elevated or completely removed from the composition. … Continued