I have always been overwhelmed by painted or described landscapes rather than by the seen ones. I guess our imaginary capacity goes far beyond our pure human phisiology and our sense of sight is outstripped by a well spurred mind.
Even the same place, painted by one or another, will result in different emotions, different illusions. Mir, Rusiñol, Sorolla, Martinez Cubells, Vila and Prades, just to mention some of the Spanish greater landscape painters might look from the same spot, lit by the same light, and still, their paintings would be completely different pieces of art…Thus, there are art collectors who show fidelity to the artists.
Nowadays, the hussle and buzzle, and the fast paced life rythm as mystics from the XVI century predicted, have stereotyped the way we see and look and the paintings might be featured in terms of standard beautiful postcards.