The Lie of the Land: Representations of the South African Landscape

  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House
  • From: May 5, 2010     To: September 11, 2010
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.

Enquiries

Hayden Proud
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4676
Email: hproud@iziko.org.za.

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