Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions № 2 (42), 2018
Historical and cultural problems
of northern countries and regions
Northern nature as an object of aesthetic perception: historical digression
Abstract. The article discusses the features of the aesthetic perception of nature by man in different historical periods. The author comes to the conclusion that in the Middle ages and early Modern times, people seemed attractive mainly "cultivated" landscapes transformed by human labor. The beauty of the "wild" nature in Russia began to be understood mainly only in the XVIII century, and the harsh landscapes of the Russian North became the object of aesthetic perception later.
Keywords: Nature and man, aesthetic perception, Russia, North.
1Nikitin Nikolay Ivanovich. Candidate of Science (History), a leading researcher at the institute of Russian History RAS. Dmitria Ulyanova str. 19, 117292, Moscow, Russian Federation.
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