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Maisel himself provides an excellent illustration of how an image can be at once formally gorgeous and conceptually sinister. His aerial photographs of the destruction humanity has wrought on the planet are initially abstract—dumped chemicals read as jewel tones, looping highways are framed as precisely as if their curves had been painted on canvas.
Maisel is but one artist wrestling new meaning from the subject of the landscape, one of the oldest traditions in the canon of fine art. In recent years,
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