While artists often created landscapes as an idyllic escape from civilization's chaos, the industrialization of modern world was immortalized in impressionistic works by Degas and Manet.
With panoramas now including the steaming presence of the new railways, the integration of the industrial sphere and the environment seemed solidified. Today, an artist's depiction of mechanical feats: factories, highways and even skyscrapers within the natural world can reflect underlining environmental and political concerns.
Nonetheless, these works demonstrate the documentary purposes of art. While majestic views of the sunset and sunrise (as featured in our post Night & Day) project an idealized perspective of the world, FADA has an equal holding of works which depict the new American landscape of neon lights, roadsigns, and machines.