Works of landscape art represent more than
a passive view of the physical environment. Just as characteristics
of the land itself influence land use, so do the cultures of the
people living in a place. In turn, the interrelationship of people
and their land influences what an artist portrays in depicting a
North America is inhabited by a rich diversity
of cultures. Look at the people depicted by artists in Panoramas:
The North American Landscape in Art. Can you identify the cultural
influence? What clues can be seen in each image that suggest the
landscape that supports the culture depicted?
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