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Nature Becomes the Story

Albrecht Altdorfer sidesteps religious conflict by using nature.

Landscape as Ideology

In Li Cheng's landscape art escapes the natural world.

Heavenly Paradises on Earth

In Islamic architecture, landscapes reflect a mastery over the natural world.

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Color and Light

Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

The Cult of Progress

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

What Is Art Good For?

Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.

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