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Mood Landscape
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Specific form of landscape painting whose primary aim is not to mimic nature, but, by evocatively charging natural conditions, above all to produce aesthetic sensations along with community-building effects. The Russian-Jewish artist Isaac Levitan (1860–1900) is regarded as the creator of a genuinely Russian mood landscape that decisively shaped the image of Russia over several generations. His…

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Pickhan, Gertrud, “Mood Landscape”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0836>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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