Inspiring your AR design: Humanity’s greatest works in landscape


The enabled landscape is augmented reality that intersects with the landscape. Or to describe in another way, the enabled landscape is personal computing that enhances and amplifies the physical experience of simultaneously arriving at and traveling through the landscape via seamless and live computer-generated sensory inputs (graphical, video, or sound information) that are uniquely associated to that place. Landscape being both the visible features of an area of land and how they integrate with natural or human-made elements and also the historical, cultural and personal significance of the landscape, its sense of place.

The following is a carefully selected curation of humanity’s greatest artists who have explored the landscape. It is envisaged exposure to these works can provide insight and inspiration for those building the infrastructure and experiences in this new medium of digital augmented reality created over our real landscape. These artists build on the legacy of their predecessors yet maintain a sense of commonality in that a connection and commonality between their works can be threaded.  


Zhan Ziqian . Shen Zhou . Vermeer . Van Gogh . Picasso . Miro. 


Zhan Ziqian 展子虔

Yangxin Country (陽信縣) in Shandong, China, Late 6th Century /  Painter & Government Official,

Spring Excursion


Many critics consider landscape to be the highest form of Chinese painting.




Shen Zhou 沈周

Born Xiangcheng, Jiangsu Province, China 1427 – 1509 / painter, Wu School / Ming dynasty.

Lofty Mt. Lu 廬山高 / Hanging scroll, ink, and colors on paper,
193.8 x 98.1cm, Taiwan National Palace Museum
simultaneously here and there at the one location 







Johanna Vermeer

Born 1632 – 1675, Delft, Dutch Republic,  /  Painter

The Little Street, 1657-58, Oil on Canvas, 54.3cm x 44cm, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam





Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎

Born Edo (Toyko) c. 1760 – 1849 Japanese artist and poet 

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (c. 1829-33) / Color woodblock/dimensions 25.7 x 37.8cm / to be read in conjunction with his “36 Views of Mount Fuji”

“He examines a single blade of grass. But this blade of grass leads him to draw every plant, then the seasons, then the grand vistas of the landscape, then the animals, and finally the human figure. Thus he spends his life, and his life is too short for him to achieve everything” – Van Gogh Hokusai 

always progressing / individual and one / atomized their world





Vincent Van Gogh 

Born 1853 – 1890, Zundert, Netherlands / Painter

A wheatfield with cypresses , July 1889 , Oil on Canvas, 72.1 x 90.9 cm 




Born Malaga, Catalonia, Spain 1881 – 1973,/ Painter

The Reservoir, Horta de Ebro, Summer 1909




Joan Miro

Born Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 1893 – 1983 / Painter

Paysage (Landscape), 1927, Oil on Canvas x 195.5cm