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Landscape Painting

Throughout art history, landscape painting has remained a prominent art genre, alongside portrait, genre and history painting. The desire to represent the natural world artistically has been shared across the world. Landscape painting can be found in Western art as well as in Asian works in China and Japan.

Despite the undeniable efforts made by artists from Antiquity until modern times to promote the genre, landscape painting only became truly established in the 15th and 16th centuries, thanks in part to the Flemish painter Joachim Pantiner who invented the world landscape. For the first time in Western art, nature became a subject for a painting in an of itself, not only as part of a great scene.

Another key factor that contributed to the development of landscape painting was the influence of the Protestantism in Holland. The protestant doctrine was hostile to religious iconography and forbade the use of biblical images which were feared to encourage idolatry.

Between the 16th and 17th century a group of Flemish and Dutch artists emerged who specialised in painting pastoral scenes, still lifes and various kinds of landscapes: autumnal landscapes, snow-covered landscapes, seascapes, garden landscapes, countryside landscapes etc.

For art historians, the French painter Claude Gellée, otherwise known as le Lorrain, stands out as the landscape artist who successfully gave more prestige to the genre. Artists such as Watteau, Vermeer and El Greco also helped to increase the genre's notoriety thanks to their very individual and unique styles.

From the 19th century onwards, landscape painting no longer needed to prove itself as a genre and it became much more than just a decorative art form. The majority of painters at the time were inspired by the genre's unique techniques and the number of landscape paintings produced equalled that of portraits. Watercolour was particularly popular.

The birth of photography in the 1850s and the development of Romanticism both helped to make nature an interesting choice of subject for an artwork. What's more, the Industrial Revolution led many artists to idolise nature as a supreme source of “truth" that was being lost and corrupted in the city. William Turner and Caspar David Friedrich made nature a figurative subject in their paintings and used it to express tormented feelings of melancholy and represent emotions in their purest form. Last but not least, influenced by the Orientalist movement, many artists glorified travelling to faraway lands, in search of exoticism among mysterious foreign landscapes.

In the 19th century Claude Monet revolutionised landscape painting with the Impressionist movement and marked a turning point in the genre's development. Monet emphasised the depiction of light in his works, not the likeness of the subject or the precision of the brushstroke. He also helped popularise plein air painting and often took his oil paints and canvases outside to paint the scene he had in front of his eyes. The landscape painting didn't have to resemble the subject but it tried to express the colours and the individual perception of the artist.  We can also think about 
 Starry night painting  by Van Gogh.

 
In the 20th century, an array of art movements reinterpreted landscape painting, each in their own individual way. During this period, we often think of Piet Mondrian's symbolic windmills or the dark and lonely houses of the Realist artist Edward Hopper. The Cubists, the Surrealists and even abstract artists have all created landscape paintings.

In short, since the 19th century landscape painting has been established as a key genre, even if the desire to represent nature in all its various forms has not always been for the same reasons.

Explore our collection of modern and contemporary paintings and discover the range of landscape paintings that we have on offer, in acrylic paint, oil paint and more. You will find works from the likes of Hervé Di Rosa, Nicolas Fropo de Habart, Olle Svanlund and René-François Grégogna.

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Antonino Puliafico, Riflessi di monti, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Riflessi di monti, 2021
70 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,264

Mara Toledo, La cuiellette du printemps, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cuiellette du printemps, 2021
70 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,130

Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 1.9, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 1.9, 2021
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,455

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Objectif, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Objectif, 2017
70 x 100 cm
Painting

$2,119

Muriel Averos, Déferlante, Painting

Muriel Averos

Déferlante, 2021
60 x 73 cm
Painting

$1,445

Georges Darel, Paysage animé en bord de Seine, Painting

Georges Darel

Paysage animé en bord de Seine, 1925
54 x 63 x 2 cm
Painting

$756

Edna De Araraquara, Plantation de citrouille, Painting

Edna De Araraquara

Plantation de citrouille, 2021
50 x 100 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,649

Luigi Surdi, Il Colosseo e la Domus Aura, Roma, Painting

Luigi Surdi

Il Colosseo e la Domus Aura, Roma, 1942
55 x 66.5 x 1 cm
Painting

$978

François-Régis Lemonnier, Un soir au bout du monde, Painting

François-Régis Lemonnier

Un soir au bout du monde, 2021
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

$903

Louis Rheiner, Paysage en montagne au bord du ruisseau, Painting

Louis Rheiner

Paysage en montagne au bord du ruisseau, 1900
30 x 43 x 2 cm
Painting

$611

A. Augsburger, Paysage au bord du lac, Painting

A. Augsburger

Paysage au bord du lac, 1927
46 x 54 x 2 cm
Painting

$656

Ludwig Willroider, Lac de montagne et coucher de soleil, Painting

Ludwig Willroider

Lac de montagne et coucher de soleil, 1902
91 x 127 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,000

Nathalie Berger, La Vie #3, Painting

Nathalie Berger

La Vie #3, 2021
77 x 58 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$1,926

Yongmin Huang, Réflexion de l'arbre, Painting

Yongmin Huang

Réflexion de l'arbre, 2021
100 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,251 $3,612

Viktoria Ganhao, Violet Lake, Painting

Viktoria Ganhao

Violet Lake, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$277

Agnès Tiollier, Serre de la Tête d'or, Painting

Agnès Tiollier

Serre de la Tête d'or, 2015
40 x 40 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$807

Marc Thivierge, J'ai planté un arbre pour toi, Painting

Marc Thivierge

J'ai planté un arbre pour toi, 2021
102 x 76 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,234

Krum Kostov, On the sea, Painting

Krum Kostov

On the sea, 2021
46 x 55 x 2 cm
Painting

$783

JPx, Le voilier rouge, Painting

JPx

Le voilier rouge, 2021
55 x 46 x 1 cm
Painting

$289

Nick Vivian, A thing of Beauty, Painting

Nick Vivian

A thing of Beauty, 2021
80 x 150 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,419

Diana Malivani, Champ de camomille, Painting

Diana Malivani

Champ de camomille, 2021
50 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,130

Jean-Marc Amigues, Sous bois, Painting

Jean-Marc Amigues

Sous bois, 2021
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,565

Àlex Prunés, Petita casa-moll, Painting

Àlex Prunés

Petita casa-moll, 2021
30 x 40 cm
Painting

$963

Eric Roberts, Plenty, Painting

Eric Roberts

Plenty, 2021
45.7 x 61 cm
Painting

$1,300

Jonathan Truss, Wish upon a star, Painting

Jonathan Truss

Wish upon a star, 2021
45 x 69 x 5 cm
Painting

$823

Maria Perello, L'hora mágica, Painting

Maria Perello

L'hora mágica, 2021
90 x 110 cm
Painting

$5,779

Hélio Teles, Birds, Painting

Hélio Teles

Birds, 2020
54.5 x 53 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$518

Christof Monnin, Belle calanque, Painting

Christof Monnin

Belle calanque, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,889

Yann Letestu, Après l'aurore, Painting

Yann Letestu

Après l'aurore, 2021
74 x 51 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,806

Cheryl Culver, Low Sun, Painting

Cheryl Culver

Low Sun, 2021
71 x 71 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,721

Jean-Louis Lopes, La plage, Painting

Jean-Louis Lopes

La plage, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,572

Kathleen Keifer, The Palm Is Soft, Painting

Kathleen Keifer

The Palm Is Soft, 2021
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Painting

$560

Mike Gough, The Same Road, Painting

Mike Gough

The Same Road, 2021
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Painting

$840

Benjamín Lafuente, Molles, Painting

Benjamín Lafuente

Molles, 2018
60 x 80 cm
Painting

$819

Anna-Kajsa Alaoui, Escape from the future, Painting

Anna-Kajsa Alaoui

Escape from the future, 2020
100 x 162 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,600

Carlos Antonio Sablon Perez, Le lion et le rat, Painting

Carlos Antonio Sablon Perez

Le lion et le rat, 2021
115 x 135 x 4 cm
Painting

$15,049

Ochiro, No.007, Painting

Ochiro

No.007, 2020
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$698

Natalia Stiris, Quiet, Painting

Natalia Stiris

Quiet, 2021
41 x 33.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,310

Patrice Marchal, Ensoleillement, Painting

Patrice Marchal

Ensoleillement, 2020
40 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$963

DB Waterman, Echoes, Painting

DB Waterman

Echoes, 2021
110 x 110 x 4.5 cm
Painting

$7,103

Véronique Sudry, Horizons, Painting

Véronique Sudry

Horizons, 2020
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,167

Marcela Salas, The noble savage, Painting

Marcela Salas

The noble savage, 2020
140 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,697

Margaret Dean, Central Park, Near Dakota Building. Tribute To John Lennon, Painting

Margaret Dean

Central Park, Near Dakota Building. Tribute To John Lennon, 1982
98 x 122 x 4 cm
Painting

$6,020

Pancho Quilici, L'un multiple, Painting

Pancho Quilici

L'un multiple, 2014
24 x 31 cm
Painting

$903

Michel Saint-Luc, Foulards de Brume, Painting

Michel Saint-Luc

Foulards de Brume, 2021
60 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,288

Juan Carlos Suarez, Barranquero des andes, Painting

Juan Carlos Suarez

Barranquero des andes, 2021
80 x 110 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,010

Tom Jean Webb, Through to you, Painting

Tom Jean Webb

Through to you, 2021
91 x 61 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,010

Ruben Abstract, Swimmers 698 at Ironman Triathlon Kailua Kona Hawaii, Painting

Ruben Abstract

Swimmers 698 at Ironman Triathlon Kailua Kona Hawaii, 2021
33 x 46 x 5 cm
Painting

$734

Judy Cheng, Summer B, Painting

Judy Cheng

Summer B, 2021
152.4 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm
Painting

10,000 - $ 15,000

Christopher Lyter, Adrift, Painting

Christopher Lyter

Adrift, 2019
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Painting

$2,512

Jennifer Labédie, Gouermel, Painting

Jennifer Labédie

Gouermel, 2020
40 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,274

Catherine Chopinet, Ciel de printemps, Painting

Catherine Chopinet

Ciel de printemps, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,070

Ocean Quigley, Evening Oaks, Painting

Ocean Quigley

Evening Oaks, 2016
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Painting

$3,650

John Smither, Cheasty Fall, Painting

John Smither

Cheasty Fall, 2017
152 x 183 x 5 cm
Painting

$6,622

Robert Knipschild, Table with Trees, Plants, and River, Painting

Robert Knipschild

Table with Trees, Plants, and River, 1963
101.6 x 111.8 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$15,000

Gabriela Lavezzari, El gran vacio, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

El gran vacio, 2021
100 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,806

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,806

Amey, Sans titre 3.1.5, Painting

Amey

Sans titre 3.1.5, 2018
150 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,565

Fred Boutet, City A, Painting

Fred Boutet

City A, 2019
120 x 120 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,324

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
45 x 35 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,204

Jeong Min Lee, Au clair de lune, Painting

Jeong Min Lee

Au clair de lune, 2019
73 x 92 x 2 cm
Painting

$722

Antoine Josse, Ma part d'ombre, Painting

Antoine Josse

Ma part d'ombre, 2021
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

$903

Our recommendations Marie Sion, Les calanques, Painting

Marie Sion

Les calanques, 2016
33 x 41 x 2 cm
Painting

$783

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