Making Nature explores the way in which European artists since the Renaissance have represented the landscape according to different ideologies: the ideal, the sublime, the picturesque, the romantic and the realistic. Through superb oil paintings, sculptures, watercolours, prints and drawings, visitors to this exhibition experience the emotive powers, serenity and poetry of nature.
Artists include Titian, Claude Lorrain, Rembrandt, Joseph Wright of Derby, J.M.W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler, Eugène Boudin, Vanessa Bell, Lucien Pissarro, Nikolaus Lang and Andy Goldsworthy.
At a time when environmental issues are being so fiercely debated around the world, there is perhaps no better time to review how man has imagined or evaluated his relationship with nature through the ages.
Curator > Jane Messenger, Curator European Art, Art Gallery of South Australia