April 2005: Art as Landscape/Landscape as Art Abstract:

Author: Peter Warshall

Peter argues that "Landscape ecology and modern art ... (strive to) ... accurately describe the richness and beauty we all perceive." Many concepts are shared between the two disciplines, including the configuration of patches, the contrast between edges and patches, boundaries, the importance of the 'surround' and the decision between what is foreground and what is background. Landscape art also suggests a "biocentric sense of landscape harmony" that focuses on the connections between elements. Similarly, we can appreciate the harmony in ecosystems from the perspective of the organisms that inhabit them.

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