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Geography and arts: a study about river Hudson landscaping painting and the organization of geomorphology theory in United States during the nineteenth century

Grant number: 12/20562-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:Antonio Carlos VITTE
Grantee:Maíra Kahl Ferraz
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The scientific conceptions are transformed by socioeconomic and cultural influences. Modern science guided by mathematical principles and empiricists is being questioned and revised. It allows the adoption of new perceptions. Post structuralism accepts a new cognition and adoption of other topics such as literature and arts what have been recreating up to now by science.This research intended to set up the relation between landscape painting and the organization of American geomorphology during the nineteenth century. It seeks to understand the genesis and development of landscape concept, in both, geography and arts. That is because we believe that since the systematization of geography by Humboldt landscape paintings were used as a means of study.The objective of this review is analyzes the changes in the Hudson River's landscape during the nineteenth century using the landscape paintings of the Hudson River School artists. At that time several changes occurred in American society that influenced the science and way to represent the landscape.