Real Landscapes

Rules for Real Landscapes: 

The difference between a landscape and a landview is that the former is always hacked and edited, while the latter is always protected and respected.
Todd Bartel

• Real Landscapes must be comprised of several sources


• Real Landscapes illuminate the history of land depiction


• Real Landscapes are constructed through “puzzle-piece” collage techniques [after Michael Oatman]


• Real Landscapes must have two frames:

  1. Virtual—collaged, replete with color, texture and old world quality
  2. Actual—plasticized, devoid of color, texture and replete with new world materiality

Real Landscapes’ actual frames must be wireless and appear to defy the laws of gravity.

Todd Bartel 2005

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Real Landscape No. 1

2005 

Puzzle-piece collage, using auction house catalogs, with archival tape, in artist designed Plexiglass frame.

3 5/8” x 5 1/16”

Framed 6 x 7 ½”

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Real Landscape No. 2

2006

Puzzle-piece collage, using auction house catalogs, with archival tape, in artist designed Plexiglass frame.

4 15/16 x 7”

Framed 7” x 9 1/2”

 

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Demonstration of “Puzzle-piece” collage techniques, after Michael Oatman

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Designer Landscape No.1

2006-11

Puzzle-piece collage, using auction house catalogs and burnished inkjet print (of Photoshop manipulated “The Rest on the Flight into Egypt,” Circle of Joachim Patinier, ca 1485-1524), with archival tape

7 3/4 x 6 1/2”

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Designer Landscape No. 2

2006-11

Puzzle-piece collage, using auction house catalogs and burnished inkjet print (of Photoshop manipulated “The Rest on the Flight into Egypt,” Circle of Joachim Patinier, ca 1485-1524), with archival tape

6 1/2 x 7 3/4”