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Original post made by John Barry, Danville, on Apr 1, 2011

Landscape painting has historically ranked low in the genre hierarchy in the post-Renaissance Western world (landscape painting was already well established in China by the fourth century CE, however). It outranked only still life in the hierarchy, superseded by history painting, portrait, and genre painting (scenes from everyday life). These rankings were established in 1669 by Andre Felibien, secretary to the French Academy.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

Bob Ross was the man!


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Posted by Bill
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

The fact that landscape is #1 in this community is a testament to the intolerance and exclusivity that exists in this town. Actually, there is great professional aesthetic diversity that exists but rarely is acknowledged.


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