Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination.

Populist ideology tends to build on an idealized image of a chosen people, which is located in a similarly idealized landscape, that is, a ‘heartland. On imagining and painting landscapes, political, social, economical and emotional feelings are connected in an intricate mesh. Landscapes are complex identities n the process of landscape painting the idealization is a form of nostalgia that generated a dramatic emotion and connects the idealized image with the viewer in the form of a created memory.dramaten

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