A World View with a high aspect ratio, they came to dominate in the latter half of the 19th century, some being major commercial attractions. Now ubiquitous.
From an elevated viewpoint, finely detailed, great depth, figures and buildings tiny in the immensity of the view, far distant horizon – it’s a World View.
The first brush with autumn occurs when the hill and mountain tops change to white, as if dusted by icing sugar – the first thrill for children and skiers.
Skyscrapers and human landscapes in New York City, tennis in Rhode Island, and Mardi Gras on Coney Island – and more.
Bridges have had huge impact on man, but aren’t normally considered aesthetically attractive. Paintings from van Eyck to Jongkind show increasing interest among artists.
First popularised for use with glue tempera, ‘canvas’ quickly developed into the first choice for oils. In Venice, canvases as large as tennis courts were used by Veronese and Tintoretto.
The depiction of Pandora opening her box and unleashing all its ills on the world remained popular, with paintings by Alma-Tadema, Bouguereau, Waterhouse, Rackham, Redon, and others.
The mental images which we perceive are created in the brain, which has some fixed ideas about how to do that. They’re not the same as optical laws used in cameras and related devices.
Paintings of the spectacular coast of Maine, from Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, and others.
Some of the finest travel paintings of the century, covering areas which were still seldom visited, and ending with a spectacular view of the world’s 3rd highest mountain, Kangchenjunga.