This gallery includes different contrasting pieces of nature in both beautiful and torn apart landscapes that show nature thriving on it's own, and when another person or thing steps in to make a change.
The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark, Jan Brueghel the Elder (Flemish, 1568 - 1625), 1613, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark, shows different animals going down a path with a man in an orange shirt and blue shorts from the right edge of the art piece to the center which appears farther away.
The Apollo and Diana art piece shows Apollo, the sun god, and his twin sister Diana, goddess of the moon, in a forest. Apollo has his bow in his hands with the string pulled back while Diana sits on a Stag they have killed.
The Sunrise, Yosemite Valley shows the Yosemite Valley at the Yosemite National Park in California. Trees are barren, barely any animals can be seen even though water usually attracts all kinds of animals, and the murky light pouring down the mountain side reflects off the water towards the brighter left side of the art piece leaving the right side in it's shadow.
The Starrucca Viaduct, Pennsylvania shows two people on a rock looking out to the mountain side, trees, water, and the train passing by while polluting the air with it's stream of smoke flowing up in the air behind it's path.
The Pichincha shows the sun shining over the luscious landscape which is full of vegetation except for small spots of rock and dirt. Below the center, a trooper with a hat, and red shirt can be seen walking over a wooden bridge to the other side.
The Forest Fire, Vincentas Dmachauskas (Wincenty Dmochovski, 1807–1862), 1860, From the collection of: Lithuanian Art Museum
The Forest Fire shows a blazing fire that turned the colors of nature into black distorted pieces as smoke billows up diagonally to the left. In the bottom right hand corner, two people are standing close to a tree. One of them is looking out towards the fire with a telescope in their hand while the other has a cigarette in their mouth and cane in one hand.
The Destruction of Tyre shows massive waves coming down onto a city as buildings are toppling over. Towards the back, many buildings have been turned to rubble and lightning strikes down from the dark clouds above.
The Deluge, Francis Danby, Around 1840, From the collection of: Tate Britain
The Deluge grabs attention from the dark tip of the rock on the left where the humans are all rushing to and as it follows down to the waves, people are struggling to climb up. Tree branches are being held onto by humans and animals and a bright light can be seen coming from an angel with their hands covering their ears and their head pointed down.
The Time, Memory and Existence shows two old chairs in the middle of a beach. Footsteps are all across the beach and waves are close to touching the legs of the chairs. In the background, the land full of trees and plants appear secluded.
The Instant Landscape- mirror #1 shows a Zebra with it's head close to the dirt on the left side and a woman beneath the zebra is wearing red robes and holding a red umbrella. A tall building oversees the barren landscape behind the mirrors and a few trees stand beside it. In the mirror, more zebras can be seen together as waterfalls roar down behind them.
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