Framing the landscape – Jons lecture

The sublime/phenomenology/economics-politics-ecology

This lecture had influence over both my subject work and my field work and both include landscapes but in different ways. It focused on the three main ideas of landscapes and how they can be shown, whether that’s through sublime, phenomenology or economically/politically/ecologically.

For my subject work, I have gone with the sublime side of landscapes, where we as people appear so small and weak in the midst of the world, surrounded by nature. Such as in the ‘Monk by the sea’ by Caspar David Friedrich.

monk by the sea

In my field work, I have gone more for the more political and ecological side of landscapes, looking at the human influence over nature and how we are destroying the wildness of the world through deforestation and our need for control.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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