Visual Art and Observation of the Environment

In the words of A. Berleant,  “environments are not physical places but perceptual ones that we collaborate in making, and it is perceptually that we determine their identity and extent.” The starting point of aesthetic environmental education is precisely this phenomenal environment. Art, for its part, has a long tradition of studying the phenomenal environment.

Here we study the relationship between the human and natural worlds in art, as well as the techniques artists use to convey ideas, by exploring images and how they invoke psychological/emotional connection to the natural world.

Using Google or any other search engine, locate an image of your choice and discuss how the image works to present an argument for emotional connection/relationship with nature/natural world.

Think of ways in which nature is represented in art/image/sculpture and the its effect as you write.

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