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Beyond The Picturesque
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This book is a catalogue that accompanied a 2009 exhibition in Ghent, Belgium. The aim of the show was to explore how contemporary artists rely on the notion of the ‚picturesque’ in their work. ‚Picturesque’ is an early romantic aesthetic category at the intersection of a double dialectic. It refers to a certain kind of landscape that is suitable as a subject for a painting, but also to a fragment of reality that could be viewed as if it were part of a painting. So the picturesque brings into ...more