A-Level: Sample set of works for Nature


This is an example of a set of works that can be used for the theme of Nature in Art and Architecture.

The links associated with the objects listed below have been curated by Smarthistory, and include museum pages and other resources that we think are particularly helpful.

(SA) denotes works by specified artists + architects

(NE) denotes specified non-European works


Landscape or seascape in 2D

Pre-1850:

J.M.W. Turner, Shipping at the Mouth of the Thames (SA)

Post-1850:

Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Head, White Hollyhock—Hills 


Animals

Pre-1850:

Double-headed serpent (NE)

George Stubbs, Whistlejacket

Post-1850:

Barry Flanagan, Leaping Hare (SA)

Barry Flanagan, Bronze Horse (SA)


Plants

Pre-1850:

Wen Zhenming, Wintry Trees (NE)

Post-1850:

Andy Goldsworthy, Hanging Trees


Elements

Pre-1850:

Hokusai, The Great Wave (NE)

Post-1850:

Richard Long, Waterlines


Relationship between wo/man and nature

Pre-1850:

J.M.W. Turner, Rain, Steam, and Speed (SA)

Post-1850:

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield—A Confrontation


Architectural works influenced by nature

Pre-1850:

Angkor Wat (NE)

Post-1850:

Santiago Calatrava, World Trade Center Transport Hub (SA)

Santiago Calatrava, Bodgesa Ysios Winery (SA)

Cite this page as: Smarthistory, "A-Level: Sample set of works for Nature," in Smarthistory, August 17, 2017, accessed August 21, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/a-level-sample-works-nature/.