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The Psychology of Atmospheric Perspective

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J.M.W. Turner, the great English landscape painter, referred to his atmospheric effects as tinted steam. He perceived their atmospheric uncertainty as his paintings’ most engaging quality.  Ambiguous atmospheric effects suggested more volume, motion, and space than delineated subjects could hope … Continued

Intimate Nature

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Intimacy implies proximity in relationships. A sense of private confidentiality thrives in intimate relationships. Building an intimate relationship with nature can begin by getting close to your subject.  In the 18th and 19th century landscape painters found intimacy with nature … Continued