Studying European Landscape Architecture, IPB Presents Landscape Expert from Poland

Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture (Faperta), IPB University invited a landscape architecture expert from Poland, namely Dr. Beata Joanna Grawryszewska, to give a public lecture on "Equilibrium and Infinity Renaissance and Baroque in European Garden Art of XV-XVIII Century", Tuesday (9/4), in the Faperta Meeting Room, IPB Dramaga Campus, Bogor. Dr. Beata is the Head of Department of Landscape Art, Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, Warsaw University of Life Science, Poland.

Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture of IPB University, Dr. Ir. Afra Donatha Nimia Makalew, M.Sc, said that the public lecture was held with the aim of increasing knowledge and insight into European landscape architecture for IPB academics, especially students.

"We really hope that the students can get information and new lessons about landscape design in Europe, especially renaissance landscape and baroque landscape," said Dr. Afra.

With regard to renaissance and baroque landscapes, Dr. Beata said that these two landscapes had been built since the Middle Ages. According to her, the renaissance landscape is a new style of garden landscape that emerged in the 15th century, which is inspired by classic ideals in the form of order and beauty to create beautiful scenery.

"Renaissance landscape in Europe is striking in Italy. There are villas applying this landscape concept with fountain ornaments, statues, and features made to please the villa owners," said Dr. Beata.

In terms of the baroque landscape, Dr. Beata explained that this landscape appeared after the renaissance landscape, i.e. in the 17th century in Italy. The characteristics of baroque landscape design are splendor, sensual wealth, emotional excitement, and tendency to blur the differences between various arts.

"The baroque landscape is a new art in the field of landscape architecture. In this art, there are unlimited axes and channels, and a large garden scale," added Dr. Beata. (RA/ris/zsp)

Published Date : 12-Apr-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Ir. Afra Donatha Nimia Makalew, M.Sc

Keyword : Landscape Architecture, Poland, Dr. Beata Joanna Grawryszewska, Renaissance