University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Our relationship with the natural world is defined by our set conceptions of it. These conceptions tend to objectify and idealize nature and fuel the anthropocentric era we live in. Ecophenomenology provides us with a new way of interacting with the earth; this school of thought revolves around reshaping our perceptions of the natural and developing a symbiotic relationship with it. This exchange that happens between us and the earth is invisible, so engaging in it can seem absurd and a bit abstract but in understanding that the world acts upon us as we act upon it, the agency that we have taken from the natural world can be restored. Plein air painting, or painting in the landscape, encourages this exchange and is a way of reshaping our set conceptions of the natural world in advocacy of a healthier relationship with it.
B. F. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Plein air painting; Landscape painting; Art -- Psychological aspects
Charles, Emily Marie, "Plein air painting in an anthropocentric era" (2019). Honors Theses.