Abstract
In this article Zoltán Somhegyi investigates the aesthetic qualities of Northern landscape representations, with a special focus on how contemporary examples are connected to classical ones. First he examines the history of the aesthetic appreciation of these sites, starting from their early modern reception and from the differentiation of “Northern” and “Mediterranean” landscapes: while the Mediterranean ones were highly valued already from the 15th–16th centuries on, the “wilder” Northern landscapes were admired mainly from Romanticism onwards. This has, among others, an aesthetichistorical reason, namely the birth of the category of the sublime; and in this case the harmonious Mediterranean landscapes and the irregular yet impressive Northern ones relate to each other as the category of beautiful does to the sublime. This is why from Romanticism on Northern landscapes became not only aesthetically valuable, but even more capable than the Southern ones to move the spectator. This is especially because, from a gnoseological point of view, the landscape might be a place – and the landscape representation a means – of self-interpretation. The historical overview is then used to better understand some of the most important characteristics of contemporary Northern landscape interpretations and representations from leading artists of the region, which are analysed in the second part of the article.
Keywords Northern art and aesthetics, Landscape representations, Romanticism, Contemporary Nordic art
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.7146/nja.v25i52.25616
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,645
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Landscapes of Human Experience.Martin Seel - 2015 - Contemporary Aesthetics 13.
Ästhetik des Südens. Ästhetik des Nordens. Anmerkungen zur Klimatheorie der Kunst.Konrad Lotter - 2013 - Zeitschrift für Ästhetik Und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 58 (2):295-313.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Aesthetic Appreciation of Landscapes.Jiri Benovsky - 2016 - Journal of Value Inquiry 50 (2):325-340.
On Landscapes.Susan Herrington - 2008 - Routledge.
Roman Landscape: Culture and Identity.Diana Spencer - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
Landscapes and Evolutionary Aesthetics.Roger Paden - 2016 - Environment, Space, Place 8 (1):33-55.
On Landscapes.Susan Herrington - 2008 - Routledge.
Landscape as a Mask of Nature: The Aesthetics of Subversion Versus the Aesthetics of Conformity.V. Zuska & O. Dadejik - 2007 - Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aestetics; Until 2008: Estetika (Aesthetics) 44 (1-4):28-44.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-02-25

Total views
8 ( #917,994 of 2,349,084 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #512,311 of 2,349,084 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes