Why in the 1500s did the most significant developments in Landscape Painting occur in Venice, a city surrounded by water with no immediate access to landscape? Giovanni Bellini's paintings can tell us a lot about how the landscape genre emerged in early Renaissance Venice. This paper examines the visual methods he may have used to conceive of landscape in his painting, at a time when the subject could only be considered secondary to religious subjects
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This paper is a comparative analysis of two prominent theories of learning, Realism and Rationalism. I critique each theory in relation to the other and use my practice as a means of reflecting and diffracting each theory. I discuss the ancient origin of these theories within the work of Aristotle and Plato and consider the contemporary relevancy of their theories on art and forms to creative post-graduate education