IN the opening pages of this book I stated that the best school for every kind of drawing is the nude. Manifestly one could write a whole volume on the special branch of landscape-drawing. Matter is by no means wanting. Comparisons can be instituted between the multiple technical modifications ; pages may be filled by describing the differences of form between elm and beech, granite and sandstone ; ' recipes 5 can be and generally are given for ' doing * trees, water, and so on. Needless to say I eschew all these last. Detailed treatment of rock, tree, and plant construction, of cloud and of river, of the restless sea must, for the moment, be left aside. The history of landscape-painting is not my present aim, and besides, the separation of landscape-drawing from figure-drawing is a seductive but quite false classificatory distinction. At any period the methods of treating landscape and figure are necessarily analogous one to the other. The really great landscapists have dealt with the figure as well. Figure-paintings by Turner are not lacking. Was Le Poussin—who potentially contained Corot—a figure painter or a landscape painter ? And Corot himself has left figure-work as charming and distinctly his own as was his landscape. What a considerable part figures play in the landscapes of Claude ! Who will undertake to divide the work of J.-F. Millet into such separate portions ? Hukusai, Godoshi, all the Chinese and Japanese worked as readily in one as in the other. One is inclined to fancy that the distinction is encouraged by those people who are
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.