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Spatial analysis of landscape art in 19th century Hobart


Farag-Miller, M, Spatial analysis of landscape art in 19th century Hobart, School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011, 28-29 June 2011, Hobart, pp. x-x. (2011) [Conference Extract]


Prior to the development of photography, artists provided a visual record of lifestyle, development and landscape change. Many of these art works were used as attractors for migrants and tourists. The present paper evaluates the utility of GIS in determining changes in landscape preferences in 19th century Hobart. Images that overlap spatially and temporally are used to identify landscape changes and any shifts in aesthetic preference. Spatial analysis indicated that artists varied in the accuracy of their depiction of landscapes, with Frankland, the surveyor, being the most accurate. Mount Wellington attracted most of the artists, with most paintings depicting it from below. The spatial analysis approach was useful in determining that artistic license prevailed in most 19th century landscape art.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Farag-Miller, M (Mrs Madiha Farag-Miller)
ID Code:70794
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-07-04
Last Modified:2011-07-04

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