Traditional landscape conventions, employed to mimic the perception of deep space, include establishment of a vantage point (from bird's eye to snail's eye), figures' relationship to the landscape, "scientific" or naturalist representationalism (painting directly from vision with the mythical optic I/eye), dominance and subordination of elements, indications of depth (lines of perspective, overlapping objects diminishing in size as they approach the horizon, etc.), and appeals to the "panoptic sublime" (Wallach).
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