Group: Landscape

definition of "Landscape"

By tommy
October 29, 2007 - 1 567 visits

# An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view: a desert landscape.

# The aspect of the land characteristic of a particular region: a bleak New England winter landscape.

Landscape, first recorded in 1598, was borrowed as a painters' term from Dutch during the 16th century, when Dutch artists were pioneering the landscape genre. The Dutch word landschap had earlier meant simply “region, tract of land” but had acquired the artistic sense, which it brought over into English, of “a picture depicting scenery on land.”

Does anyone think that pictures of water and sky sceneries fit into the groups intent?

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