Personal Landscapes (Assignments #2-4)


Explore how artists communicate their ideas and feelings about the land, sky, water and buildings around them in Personal Landscapes. View this PowerPoint presentation first. You will see a good overview of the great diversity of landscapes created across time.

After your research, you will experiment with cut and torn paper collage, then create a collage expressing your ideas about your peronal landscape.

Below are links to web galleries with more landscapes that may inspire you.

  1. Panoramas: The North American Landscape in Art The Canadian Heritage Information Network, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and their respective governments are proud to present this trilateral virtual exhibition celebrating the landscape of North America. Over 100 artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries are featured. The landscape art in this exhibition reflects the natural environment but also our history, our industries, our cultures and our belief systems. Consequently, it suggests the common human condition present in even the most diverse of landscapes.

  2. Scenes of American Life This Smithsonian Museum web gallery explores the 20th century, from the excitement of New York and the Roaring Twenties through the Depression and postwar period, in works by Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence and many more.

  3. The Vincent Van Gogh Gallery This is the most thorough and comprehensive website on Van Gogh. It contains images of all 870 of Van Gogh's paintings, all his 1,037 drawings, 150 watercolors and many of his letters. Search the site for landscapes. There's even a brief overview of his paintings for you to enjoy.

  4. Claude Monet Monet was a major artist of the French Impressionists. This web gallery has a biography, an autobiography (he really brags about himself) and hundreds of digital images of his painting organized by themes such as travels, gardens, sea, and parasols. There are also images organized by place, Argenteuil, Vetheuil and his very famous home, Giverny. You'll enjoy the light, bright colors.


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