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SOIL An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
SOIL, 1, 543-559, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-543-2015
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Review article
13 Aug 2015
Case studies of soil in art
C. Feller1, E. R. Landa2, A. Toland3, and G. Wessolek3 1Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), 28 rue Dr Blanchard, 30700 Uzès, France
2Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
3Department of Soil Protection, Institute for Ecology, Technische Universität Berlin, Ernst Reuter Platz 1, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Abstract. The material and symbolic appropriations of soil in artworks are numerous and diverse, spanning many centuries and artistic traditions, from prehistoric painting and ceramics to early Renaissance works in Western literature, poetry, paintings, and sculpture, to recent developments in film, architecture, and contemporary art. Case studies focused on painting, installation, and film are presented with the view of encouraging further exploration of art about, in, and with soil as a contribution to raising soil awareness.

Citation: Feller, C., Landa, E. R., Toland, A., and Wessolek, G.: Case studies of soil in art, SOIL, 1, 543-559, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-543-2015, 2015.
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Case studies of artworks focused on painting, installation, and film are presented, with the view of encouraging further exploration of art about, in, and with soil, as a contribution to raising soil awareness.
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