Combine the narrative of figures with the visually appealing landscape that surrounds them and you have the fully assembled picturesque composition. …
The British have used the Claudian landscape to create a picturesque theme throughout urban dwellings and the countryside. Pictorial landscape composition grew to be considered a style of the highest form due to the perfection Claude created combining nature and the ideal.
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), French artist best known for, and one of the greatest masters of, ideal landscape painting
, an art form that seeks to present a view of nature more beautiful and harmonious than nature itself.
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The Claudian Landscape. Pictorial landscape composition grew to be considered a style of the highest form due to the perfection Claude created combining nature and the ideal. This composition was one that remained influential for many centuries to come.
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In this matter of the importance of landscape, Claude was prescient. Living in a pre-Romantic era, he did not depict those uninhabited panoramas that were to be esteemed in later centuries, such as with Salvatore Rosa. He painted a pastoral world of fields and valleys not distant from castles and towns.
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Swanevelt was known for “drawing imaginary landscapes with dense pen strokes applied in the manner of etching” (Whiteley 57). The atmosphere Claude created within his landscapes is due to his interest in the effect of light in trees and along riverbanks.
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