What is landscape?

  • (noun): Painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including the physical elements of landforms such as (ice-capped) mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions.

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Some articles on landscape:

Colin McCahon - Styles - Religion
... McCahon shows religious undertones to his work by giving the landscape an essentially spiritual element ... method by which he does this is by stripping the landscape bare, showing influence of Cotton's book Geomorphology of New Zealand, especially in works such as Takaka Night and Day ... a meaningful spiritual interaction with the landscape ...
Populated Place - In Landscape History
... Landscape history studies the form (morphology) of settlements – for example whether they are dispersed or nucleated ... be considered a special type of cultural-historical landscape studies ...
Aradale Mental Hospital - Distinctive Features - Grounds and Landscaping
... In 1913 the landscape gardener Hugh Linaker was employed to layout the grounds of Mont Park ... As landscape gardener for the State Lunacy Department he commenced a program of landscape improvements and tree plantings at asylums in Victoria ...
Landscape - Etymology
... Landscape, first recorded in 1598, was borrowed as a painters' term from Dutch during the 16th century, when Dutch artists were on the verge of ... Britain onwards, a new awareness of the aesthetic nature of landscape emerged as a new kind of topographical writing flourished..." ... form of the word, gradually to be replaced by landscape ...

More definitions of "landscape":

  • (noun): An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view.
  • (verb): Embellish with plants.
    Example: "Let's landscape the yard"
  • (noun): An extensive mental viewpoint.
    Example: "The political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration"; "we changed the landscape for solving the proble of payroll inequity"
  • (verb): Do landscape gardening.
    Example: "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
  • (noun): A genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery.
    Synonyms: landscape painting

Famous quotes containing the word landscape:

    While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, the landscape and the skyline of American cities have boasted their hotels, department stores, office buildings, apartments, and skyscrapers. In this grandeur, Americans have expressed their Booster Pride, their hopes for visitors and new settlers, and customers, for thriving commerce and industry.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)