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Was van Gogh a Plant Ecologist?

Was van Gogh a Plant Ecologist? EDITORIAL Steven N. Handel wirling, shimmering, seemingly alive on the canvas, the landscapes of van Gogh are unmistakable in the history of art. In the late 19th century he saw our rural land in a new way, the antithesis of the placid, still images that defined a "pastoral" world. Just as his images of the star-filled night astonished the world, his paintings of the fields around Saint-Rémy in southern France were a new interpretation of landscape. Were these new, dynamic images of grasslands just an expression of a troubled mind, of a man who would soon Ecological Restoration Vol. 31, No. 2, 2013 ISSN 1522-4740 E-ISSN 1543-4079 ©2013 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. take his own life? Or were they prescient, van Gogh seeing a truth in nature that our scientific world did not reveal until late in the next century? If restoration ecology has as its target a re-creation of natural processes, van Gogh's work may be an accurate description of our living world, not a fanciful impression. The constant changes in grassland communities have been studied for many years. From the perspective of ecological succession, the progression from a recently http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Was van Gogh a Plant Ecologist?

Ecological Restoration , Volume 31 (2) – Jun 13, 2013

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EDITORIAL Steven N. Handel wirling, shimmering, seemingly alive on the canvas, the landscapes of van Gogh are unmistakable in the history of art. In the late 19th century he saw our rural land in a new way, the antithesis of the placid, still images that defined a "pastoral" world. Just as his images of the star-filled night astonished the world, his paintings of the fields around Saint-Rémy in southern France were a new interpretation of landscape. Were these new, dynamic images of grasslands just an expression of a troubled mind, of a man who would soon Ecological Restoration Vol. 31, No. 2, 2013 ISSN 1522-4740 E-ISSN 1543-4079 ©2013 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. take his own life? Or were they prescient, van Gogh seeing a truth in nature that our scientific world did not reveal until late in the next century? If restoration ecology has as its target a re-creation of natural processes, van Gogh's work may be an accurate description of our living world, not a fanciful impression. The constant changes in grassland communities have been studied for many years. From the perspective of ecological succession, the progression from a recently

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jun 13, 2013

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