the images on this Web site may appear to have little in common. They
come from different cultures, span many centuries, and were made of
different materials and for different reasons. Yet each of these artworks
depicts a place. Some of the images take familiar forms, like maps
or landscape paintings. Others represent places in unexpected ways.
Each of these images provides a view of the world shaped by the artist
who created it. As you explore this site, think about these questions:
How might a place inspire an artist?
How do artists represent places?
Why do artists represent places?
What do artists tell us about places?
Click on an image
to start exploring Places.