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The geology of our planet's diverse landscape has provided artists throughout the ages with infinite subject matter. "What anatomy is to the figure painter, such is geology to a landscape artist" said Miss Lizzie J. Williams in 1872.

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"The stratified stones of the mountains are all layers of clay, deposited one above the other by the various floods of the rivers . . . In every concavity at the summit of the mountains we shall always find the divisions of strata in the rocks."
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452–1519.

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Grand Canyon
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Hudson river school


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