Landscape in the West was itself a symptom of modern loss, a cultural form that emerged only after humanity’s primal relationship to nature had been disrupted by urbanism, commerce and technology. For when mankind still “belonged” to nature in a simple way, nobody needed to paint a landscape.

Malcolm Andrews, Landscape and Western Art (1999)

1280px-Hobbema,_Meindert_-_A_Wooded_Landscape_-_Google_Art_Project Meindert Hobbema, A Wooded Landscape (1689)


Meindert Hobbema, The Avenue at Middelharnis (1689)