2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 3200 Art and Nature

Students examine the complexity and ambivalence of humankind's relationship to the natural world, and the rich variety of artistic responses it has inspired. Taking a thematic approach, the course explores selected topics across chronological, geographic and cultural lines, including: varieties of landscape painting in the West and the East and the expressive shaping of landscape across the centuries. This covers topics like Neolithic earth formations, landscape design, development of the Olmsted urban park systems, recent Land Art, as well as the rise of a modern-day ecological consciousness with its expression through art.