Saturday, 2 January 2010

Introducing the The Art of the Landscape Project

The Art of the Landscape is a project to develop learning about landscape art - past and present.

One of my goals for 2010 is to learn more about landscape art. This is now a project for me - and it's one which can be collaborative too.

What's involved?

  • art history: the development of landscape art - across time and in different countries and cultures;
  • art movements: different approaches to developing landscape art - in the studio and plein air; from observation and imagination
  • art instruction: different approaches to teaching and learning about landscape art
  • artists: learning more about famous landscape artists (past and present); and
  • drawing and painting: insights into developing your own landscape art; tips and rechniques
Where can I find it?

It has a blog and a ning site.
It's likely that this blog may become a group blog and/or will provide a round-up of links to other relevant blogs which are collaborating with the project.

Where can I find more information?

I'm also in the process of developing three 'resources for artists' sites. These will include links to the websites about artists past and present and the blogs of contemporary landscape artists.
  • (A history of ) Landscape Paintings
  • How to paint a landscape
  • The Best Books about Landscape Painting
These will be published in January and developed and constantly updated during the course of the project. Each site will have an RSS feed.

I'm also developing 'resources for art lovers' information sites about famous landscape artists.

Who can join?

If you just want to browse and read about landscape art then you'll find regular posts on this blog and/or links to other relevant sites.

If you want to become more involved, the ning community will have forum discussion (but is still being set up).
  • Members of the ning community are expected to be active rather than passive participants - as experienced artists, students of landscape art and/or people who teach landscape art.
  • Initially members are being invited until a nucleus of active members are established. Membership is also moderated and will be strictly limited to those genuinely interested in landscape art. Scammers/spammers need not apply and will not be tolerated.
If you'd like an invitation to join the project please leave a comment below and you'll be contacted once the project gets off the ground.

If you'd like to collaborate with the project please also leave a comment on this post.

You might also want to subscribe to this blog and/or follow it using Google Connect or Blogger.


Katherine Kean said...

I think The Art of the Landscape Project sounds very interesting - seems like a lot can be learned from this.

Gary Keimig said...

An interesting concept indeed. I'll be checking it out.

Michelle B. Hendry said...

Very exciting project!

Honor Bradley said...

I am totally blow away with the amount of work you put into your various blogs. Your output is phenomenal! Thanks for being such a great resource on so many varied topics. I am excited about this landscape blog. I am focusing more and more on landscapes and have a thrist for new knowledge.

vivien said...

sounds excellent! me me me


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