What is Land Art? While many may depict the obvious (art in pieces of land), the actual definition and practice of this type of creative demonstration is more deep and interesting that you may think. Early “Land Art” practices emerged as a protest against the commercialization of art at the end of the 1960s and as a subsequent refusal of the museum or the gallery as a setting for artistic activity.
When the idea of nature as something defined and shaped by man became more important than the work on the object, something shifted. Neutral urban environments were suddenly and abruptly put in contact with raw nature, but as the viewer was forbidden to enter, a sense of separation ensued.