Landscape paintings in western culture tend to be about nature. The paintings are filled with linear perspective and expanses of fields, mountains, hills and forests. The word 'Landscape' comes from the Dutch word 'landschap', meaning region or piece of land. Dutch painters were influential in reviving landscapes as a subject for painting. More modern landscape artists mix wilderness with cultivated land, or urban views. These paintings include people (or at least the work of people) instead of being solely a view of pure nature. The Museum Network web site includes an interactive timeline on the history of landscape.
Steve spent the week on the other side of the campus in the Enameling Studio taking an advanced class in bead making lead by Terry Hale. He and his class mates made some great beads using the techniques Terry demonstrated.