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  1. My father once pointed out to me a key difference in the cultures of West and East. He said that in Western Art, nature often takes a back seat to humans, with the landscape being very small and the person being very large (Fig. 26a). In Asian Art, on the other hand, the landscape is often depicted as being very large, and the humans are very small (Fig. 26b). In Western landscape painting, there are usually no humans. Western culture sees humans as being “Apart from Nature;” Asian culture, as “A part of Nature.”