In the past, landscapes often featured in art works as a kind of back drop for compositions containing mythological, historical or biblical subjects. Landscape as a genre embracing nature for its own sake became more popular from the nineteenth century onward, and has continued to be an important subject for contemporary artists. These exciting, dynamic approaches to landscape capture the essence of nature and the energy it inspires.
About this Curation
About the Curator
Melanie is a visual artist and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide where she recently graduated with a phD in Art History. She writes academic articles for publication and reviews for online journals including Verso-MMXVI, Fine Print and Cerae: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Serving on a number of academic and editorial committees, Melanie is an active member of the arts community.