“The notion that nature provides therapeutic benefit is not new. Writings dating from  ancient Rome describe the city’s residents’ belief that exposure to nature was a valued contrast to the urban pollutants such as noise and congestion.” 

Nature versus Nurture
An investigation into the connection between nature, landscape painting and the healing process
Word count: 10,197

Trevor Jones
Edinburgh University
MA Fine Art (Hons)

The Annunciation, Sandro Botticelli, 1489
Daniel Alain, Egyptian Life Drawing Class, 1955