A Sightseer's Guide to the Wilds of Online Nature Art | Artinfo

When asked about the “new” in “Notes on a New Nature,” O’Brien explained that “the new is the digital, and the way the digital reflects on the virtual” qualities of landscape. “Yet the new is not new, it’s something we’ve been looking at for a long time” — from cave paintings to Cezanne and on. “The newness is this paradox that we’re facing of representing landscape, this thing that’s supposed to be natural, physical, optic, and haptic, but we’re representing it in this medium that’s not those things,” the curator said. “The paradox that we see between the digital and the physical no longer seems relevant to me.”

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