First Landscape in Art

Landscape first appeared in Sumerian art circa 2300 BCE, one depicts the Akkadian conquerer Naramsin triumph over Iranian border tribes, this composition included trees and a conical hill.

      2300 BCE

Additional Information:

  • Brief History of the Landscape Genre – The Getty
    Artists have been painting the landscape since ancient times. … After the fall of the Roman Empire, the tradition of depicting pure landscapes declined, and the landscape was seen only as a setting for religious and figural scenes. … These landscapes were influenced by classical
  • Landscape painting – Wikipedia
    The earliest forms of art around the world depict little that could really be called landscape, although ground-lines and sometimes indications of mountains, trees or other natural features are included. The earliest “pure landscapes” with no human figures are frescos from Minoan Greece of around 1500 BCE
  • Danish art – Wikipedia
    Danish art is the visual arts produced in Denmark or by Danish artists. It goes back thousands of years with significant artifacts from the 2nd millennium BC, such as the Trundholm sun chariot

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