Directing Sunlight

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Landscape artists of the 17th century fell under the spell of the mysteries offered through directed sunlight and shadow. The painting surface became a platform for theatrical stage lighting. It would influence later stage sets and their illumination just as … Continued

Mapping Light, Finding Edges

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Mapping cities was one of the earliest modes for picturing them. From the Tang dynasty of ancient China to European concepts of ideal cities in the early Italian Renaissance we have pictured cities as we conceive and desire them to … Continued

Waves and Distant Shores

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In the 17th Century the Dutch enjoyed a golden age in commerce and art. Rembrandt  contributed importantly to this period.  He explored new ideas in painting and printmaking.  Among his experiments were new compositions for landscapes such as example 1. … Continued