50 Years / 50 Artworks
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Art and Environment
Quite naturally, artists have always created
works that are a direct response to their physical environment.
Cave paintings of prehistoric Africa and Europe, pictographs along
the shores of Lake Superior, landscape paintings of the 17th -
19th centuries, and contemporary works urging protection of the
environment all represent an ongoing need to come to terms with
and protect the physical environment. In addition, every culture
extracts patterns and designs from nature, applying them to all
manner of ceremonial, decorative and useful objects.