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Where nature went

Landscape painting shaped the direction of art for a century, then all but vanished. What happened?

Cezanne's 'Trees in the Jas de Bouffan.' Cezanne's "Trees in the Jas de Bouffan." (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
By Dushko Petrovich
March 1, 2009

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ON HIS DEATHBED in 1851, at the home of his mistress, the great English painter J. M. W. Turner is said to have offered an enviably neat summary of his life's work and beliefs. Having produced hundreds of oil paintings and watercolors over the previous six decades - a corpus of landscapes that would redefine European art - Turner simply ... (Full article: 2252 words)

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