In other words, McCloskey drew pictures of nature in such a way as to allow viewers see its beauty. For instance, the shadows created by the clouds seem so authentic that it allows the reader to appreciate them. This natural image is also viewed in McCloskey’s pictures
One main idea of landscape architecture is to persuade people to interact with nature and to enjoy and help it, not to destroy or harm it. Nature is as much as part of this world as humans are; without nature or the wilderness there would be no society. Leopold states, “Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization” (264). Human grew out of nature. In the essay “Wilderness” Aldo Leopold talks about nature as if it is a masterpiece painted by the earth or as if it is an ancient artifact in a famous museum.
”The Rocky Mountains” is a historical painting. It was one of the most popular paintings painted in 1863 and it seemed to capture the unexplored west in the imagination of people in the in the east. In 1867 H.T. Tuckerman wrote about this painting in his book “Book of the Artists”, he described it as “Representing the sublime range which guards the remote West, its subject is eminently national; and the spirit in which it is executed is at once patient and comprehensive— patient in the careful reproduction of the tints and traits which make up and identify its local character, and comprehensive in the breadth, elevation, and grandeur of the composition.” In my opinion if a work of art that is unrealistic gets this much attention from the people and authors of books, it must be a considered as a historical piece of
They turn into much more than just a photograph. He believes that science needs an iconic picture to so that people will once again be inspired by it. Petsko’s technique for using illustration to prove his thesis varies from Huttmann’s technique where she used one extended example he used several examples. The author used several examples to convince the audience that iconic photographs have changed history on numerous occasions not just once they have started movements and inspired
Author, Debra Marquart, in the excerpt from “The Horizontal World” claims her love toward North Dakota, where she lived. Marquart’s purpose is to convince the audience that where she grew up is unique for plenty of reasons. Marquart uses a worthy and strong tone in hope to appeal to the readers understanding of the midwest. Marquart uses remarkable allusions, diction, and logos, in which to portray the midwest as
The Hudson River School was a group of American artists who were interested in capturing aspects of the American landscape and also shared a specific genre of painting. Their focus shifted across the continent and many tried to capture the beauty of the uncultivated west. Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand were two very significant Hudson River School artists whose almost invisible brushstrokes and muted palette defined the art of the American landscape for society in the mid-nineteenth century. Previously, Europe had been the center for art and controlled what art was accepted, but the United States’ uncultivated wilderness was a popular subject for landscape painters. There was a sense of mystery and grandeur that was attractive to artists and people paying to see the art.
Ansel Adams stated, “A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” Have you ever wonder where photography first started? Have you ever wondered who made photography what it is today? What type of impact particular photographers had on photography? Alfred Stieglitz was a man who had big aspirations in his lifetime but did it so easily in with coming from a wealthy family.
“Frontierland. It is here that we experience the story of our country's past. The color, romance and drama of frontier America as it developed from wilderness trails to roads, riverboats, railroads and civilization. A tribute to the faith, courage and ingenuity of our hearty pioneers who blazed the trails and made this progress
"The photographic image is the object itself, the object freed from the conditions of time and space that govern it. No matter how fuzzy, distorted, or discolored, no matter how lacking, in documentary value the image may be, it shares, by virtue of the very process of its be- coming, the being of the model of which it is the reproduction; it is the model." "Photography does not create eternity, as art does, it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. The aesthetic qualities of photography are to be sought in its power to lay bare the realities."
The first day of classes students learned that modernity was and still is being ultimately formed by Western countries and culture. More specifically Western European countries like England, France and Germany, as well as the United States in the western hemisphere. Western expansion is a large theme throughout the semester, with focus on colonies, nation-states, and imperialism, this photo symbolizes one of the pivotal downfalls of a colony, but yet at the same time glorifying western style progress. When we look at the orientation of the boat, we can find its significance in this theme of western progress. “Washington and his men crossed the Delaware in a west-east direction, Leutze’s pictorial representation, at least if one applies the conventions of mapping with the west being on the viewer’s left and the east on his or her right, suggests that the boat is heading west.
Frederick Jackson Turner was a major figure among American historians who lived during the years between 1861 to 1932. His famous essay, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” was published in 1893 and he became known for his studious exploration of American history during the United States’ westward expansion. Frederick Turner stated in an interview that his interest in the study of American frontier’s past, because of his upbringing in Wisconsin which is a newly emerged state from its own trail-blazing past. Turner earned his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and where he met a noteworthy teacher, Professor William Francis Allen, who guided him toward the study of history. Turner attended John Hopkins University
These photographers and filmmakers are significant for the blending of science and art that criticized culture and ideology. As we shall see later in this book, photos (and media) with a purpose live on and documentarians continue to emulate many of these stylistic techniques practicing the science of ecology of the
Ch.2’s illustration displays Louisiana’s natural region, weather symbols, and lines of latitude and longitude. The image contains the five major natural regions, which refers to elevation and relief. The natural regions aid the understanding Louisiana’s geography. Representing the signs for rain, temperature, sun, and hurricane, the weather symbols benefit Louisiana’s geography because the weather can change the physical appearance of the land, therefore benefiting the depiction of the geography. The lines of latitude and longitude help illustrate geography because they represent boundaries (p.37-61).
In the world there are amazing regions to explore and see. However, we usually don’t see them in person. Writers use the fact that readers may not know anything about their region, but are able to read or experience the region the writers provide. In fact, Twain uses this to his advantages to talk about his home village near the Mississippi River, as well as, Jewett shows us the wilderness in Maine. Jewett and Twain uses regionalism throughout both of their writings, by creating their own types of settings.
On the other hand, there is no linear perspective in nature. And, because of that, linear perspective is not in the Yosemite Valley painting. Size perspective is the way objects look closer or further in the picture. Meaning, if the object is closer, it will look bigger and if the object is further it will look smaller. In the Yosemite Valley painting, the mountains, trees, and rocks appear to be different sizes because of the distance that each of them has.