I. People would never fall in love if they hadn't heard love talked about.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
II. According to the Robert dictionnaire historique the word paysage first appears in French in 1549, initially as ‘a term of painting designating the representation of a generally rural site, then the painting itself’. The word’s history roughly parallels that of its English counterpart, landscape, a rendition of the Dutch landschap imported in 1602 to designate a painting of natural inland scenery. Interestingly, the rst reference in English to the natural world itself as a ‘landscape’ does not appear until 1642 (here in the simple sense of ‘a bird’s-eye view’), which suggests that art precedes nature in this instance and that 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥.
III. Landscape= my self