The Lie of the Land: Representations of the South African Landscape
Over the centuries, landscape art in South Africa has been used as a vehicle to express a relationship not just to particular locations, but also to a range of ideas and issues that such scenes might represent, for example ‘nature’, ‘the environment’, ‘the nation’, even ‘divinity’.
This exhibition draws on the rich archive of landscape representation, both artistic productions, such as paintings in different media, photographs and occasionally sculptures, and the scientific forms which include maps and charts. It suggests ways in which this extraordinarily varied material may be understood. The exhibition is curated by Professor Michael Godby and will be accompanied by a catalogue.
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