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If history and religious paintings continued to dominate the Academies and Salons of Europe, the most popular artistic genre for the rising middle class was the landscape. One didnt need a university education or centuries worth of art history hanging in the manors gallery to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors made available to hang on the apartment walls of London, Edinburgh, and Paris. This art stressed picturesque rural scenes of homely images, such as old mossy-orchards and ancient, twisted oaks with tangled hedges and decaying cottages. In short, the life theyd left behind with their grandparents. The son of...
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