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While viewing Civilizations: Paradise on Earth (Episode 6) found in the Readings, Videos, and Resources section of this module, please respond to the following prompts through well-organized and appropriately detailed responses:
What themes and messages do the photographs of Ansel Adams suggest about America?
In making the landscape itself the subject matter, describe some of the messages and layers of the landscape paintings of Li Cheng as the viewer’s eyes ascend up the painting?
In what setting were Chinese handscrolls like the example from Qiao Zhongchang meant to be viewed and what modern popular art form are they similar to in concept?
How were landscapes portrayed in the Islamic World in the form of “paridaiza” gardens?
Within the Islamic world what is the connection between the decorative art form of carpet making and the natural world?
What was unique about the combination of visual elements in the Villa Barbaro?
Describe the cultural moment and the suggested subject matter in Albrecht Altdorfer’s first work of German landscape painting.
In what ways is The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede by Jacob van Ruisdael at example of “high theater” with Dutch landscape painting?
What’s the connection between industrialization and the artistic movement known as romanticism?
Point to some examples of the “sublime” in American landscape painting and provide a definition of “sublime” as applies to an artistic movement of this era.
Define cosmic sublime. Point to examples.