Alandscapeor still life is relaxing because it can be taken at face value, as only what it immediately depicts, and so is less demanding on the viewer as well as the artist. Though it does suggest a story, the narrative aspect is somewhat passive.
It can be pleasing to the eye and nothing more, but there is always the possibility that some subtle meaning might lie in the arrangement of its parts.
In this way work like this can be "read" just as any narrative work of art can; with the assumption that anything included by the artist has been put there for a purpose beyond its aesthetic nature. The question then becomes "why?" and that is when art comes alive and when the viewer truly engages the work.
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