Over the last decades, landscape has become a research field of special interest for art history. This interest has been fruitfully developed and decisively contributed to both the interdisciplinary study and to the formulation of theoretical and methodological questions about the concept of “landscape” and the historicity of its uses and meanings. Contrary to the international trends in research, exhibition practices and academic literature, in Greece there is very little academic interest in how landscape is depicted in the visual arts and very few relevant publications, as there is also very little theoretical thinking about this issue, with a few sporadic exceptions which concern the photographic landscape. On the basis of the above, a systematic collection and recording of the pictorial production (paintings and photographs) related to the Greek landscape is a necessary precondition for the study and interpretation of the history of the visual representations of the Greek landscape.

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