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Environmental Art

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will present an overview of the Land Art movement.

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This lesson discusses the development of Land Art and looks at the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and Walter de Maria.

Notes on "Environmental Art"


Image of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Valley Curtain, Public Domain,,_EXECUTED_AT_A_COST_OF_$700,000...._-_NARA_-_544843.jpg; Image of Smithson, Spiral Jetty, Public Domain,; Image of Heizer, Double Negative, Photo by Retis, Creative Commons,; Image of De Maria, Lightning Field, Photo by Retis, Creative Commons,

Terms to Know
Earth Art

A term that describes art made through techniques that alter the environment.


A term that means temporary.

Land Art

An art movement where the work is characterized by the use of natural materials and qualities of existing landscapes.