Seeing Nature

Gustav Klimt, Birch Forest, 1903, oil on canvas, 42 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches (Paul G.
Gustav Klimt, Birch Forest, 1903, oil on canvas, 42 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches (Paul G. Allen Family Collection)

Jeff Jahn reviews Seeing Nature at the Portland Art Museum (PAM), Oregon, on view though January 10, 2016.

Jahn writes that the show, "drawn from Paul Allen's collection ... is a kind of survey of landscape paintings throughout history and as such maps the shifting expectations that viewers have for looking at what we consider the outdoors. One thing I very much like about the exhibition is the way it treats cityscapes as a part of nature and the landscape, thus to 'See Nature' we have to see our own role in it."

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