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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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Li Dongfeng, Landscape 81, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Landscape 81, 2019
34 x 140 x 1 cm
Painting

€2,125 €2,500

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
79 x 59 x 1 cm
Painting

€2,250 €2,500

Xiu, Paysages 331, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 331, 2021
60 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

€600

Antonino Puliafico, Riflessi di monti, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

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

€1,050

Vikenti Komitski, Untitled I, Painting

Vikenti Komitski

Untitled I, 2021
43 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

€700

Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 1.9, Painting

Laurent Bouro

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

€3,700

Muriel Averos, La Vague Noire, Painting

Muriel Averos

La Vague Noire, 2021
65 x 81 cm
Painting

€1,360

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Objectif, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Objectif, 2017
70 x 100 cm
Painting

€1,496 €1,760

Maite Diniz, La barque, Painting

Maite Diniz

La barque, 2019
60 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

€650

Lucia Buccini, Jardin, potager et pommier, Painting

Lucia Buccini

Jardin, potager et pommier, 1995
45 x 55 x 3 cm
Painting

€900

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

€645

André Lac, Barques en Cornouailles, Painting

André Lac

Barques en Cornouailles, 2006
24 x 33 cm
Painting

€640

Francisco Montoya Cázarez, Cuernos por Chivas (Horns for Goats), Painting

Francisco Montoya Cázarez

Cuernos por Chivas (Horns for Goats), 2011
43 x 66 cm
Painting

€1,050

Daniel Klein, Arbre en automne avec vue sur le lac, Painting

Daniel Klein

Arbre en automne avec vue sur le lac, 1970
46.5 x 33 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€399

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

€835

Richard Poumelin, Quiétude, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Quiétude, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€2,500

Yongmin Huang, Paysages 336, Painting

Yongmin Huang

Paysages 336, 2021
90 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,600

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

€750

Kirill Postovit, In The Forest Of A Dream, Painting

Kirill Postovit

In The Forest Of A Dream, 2021
160 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

€3,999

Antoine Josse, L'air d'à Coté - The Air Next Door, Painting

Antoine Josse

L'air d'à Coté - The Air Next Door, 2021
99.8 x 99.8 x 5.1 cm
Painting

€3,094

Manu Muñoz, Celebrating Something, Painting

Manu Muñoz

Celebrating Something, 2021
120 x 160 x 4 cm
Painting

€11,000

Charlotte Pivard, La grande moucherolle, Painting

Charlotte Pivard

La grande moucherolle, 2021
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,000

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

€1,025

Hélio Teles, Birds, Painting

Hélio Teles

Birds, 2020
54.5 x 53 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€430

Isis Bi-M, 05) Ancrée, Painting

Isis Bi-M

05) Ancrée, 2021
15 x 21 x 1 cm
Painting

€45

Diana Malivani, Lemon Tree, Painting

Diana Malivani

Lemon Tree, 2021
120 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

€12,000

Corinne Foucouin, Plénitude, Painting

Corinne Foucouin

Plénitude, 2021
38 x 46 x 1.5 cm
Painting

€1,200

Eric Roberts, Plenty, Painting

Eric Roberts

Plenty, 2021
45.7 x 61 cm
Painting

€1,117

Elina Bilous, Pink Elephants, Painting

Elina Bilous

Pink Elephants, 2021
40 x 40 x 1.7 cm
Painting

€567

Runtao Liu, Lotus Pond, Painting

Runtao Liu

Lotus Pond, 2018
68 x 136 cm
Painting

€430

Zhize Lv, Lakeshore Spring, Painting

Zhize Lv

Lakeshore Spring, 2021
46 x 70 cm
Painting

€1,160 €1,289

Sebastien Dominici, Be water my friend, Painting

Sebastien Dominici

Be water my friend, 2021
80 x 22 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,200

Svitlana Yetskalo, Tangerines, Painting

Svitlana Yetskalo

Tangerines, 2020
100 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

€1,031

Jonathan Truss, Wish upon a star, Painting

Jonathan Truss

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

€704

Tetiana Chubukova, Field, Painting

Tetiana Chubukova

Field, 2021
40 x 40 x 1.5 cm
Painting

€859

Maria Perello, L'hora mágica, Painting

Maria Perello

L'hora mágica, 2021
90 x 110 cm
Painting

€4,800

Luis Alvarado, Animaux sauvages à Solentiname II, Painting

Luis Alvarado

Animaux sauvages à Solentiname II, 2021
25 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

€200

Cristen Miller, Mt. Diablo View, Painting

Cristen Miller

Mt. Diablo View, 2019
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Painting

€1,719

Peter Carella, July River, Painting

Peter Carella

July River, 2017
30.5 x 40.6 x 0.6 cm
Painting

€602

Àlex Prunés, Petita casa-moll, Painting

Àlex Prunés

Petita casa-moll, 2021
30 x 40 cm
Painting

€800

Liliane Camier, D'un arbre l'autre, Painting

Liliane Camier

D'un arbre l'autre, 2016
81 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,900

Larissa Mayorova, Soleil d'or, Painting

Larissa Mayorova

Soleil d'or, 2021
88 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

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Jean Krillé, Tableau n°10, Painting

Jean Krillé

Tableau n°10, 1986
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€5,695

Pancho Quilici, L'un multiple, Painting

Pancho Quilici

L'un multiple, 2014
24 x 31 cm
Painting

€750

Luiza Maia, Singer, Painting

Luiza Maia

Singer, 2020
76.2 x 61 cm
Painting

€2,191

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

€5,000

Surk Wham Park, 1981 L'aube The dawn, Painting

Surk Wham Park

1981 L'aube The dawn, 1981
129 x 95 cm
Painting

€14,500

Gabriela Lavezzari, El gran vacio, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

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

2,500 - € 5,000

Fred Boutet, City A, Painting

Fred Boutet

City A, 2019
120 x 120 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,100

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,500

Mara Toledo, La cascade de la montagne bleu, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cascade de la montagne bleu, 2021
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,000

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
45 x 35 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,000

Elise Barat, Michigan Lake XVI, Painting

Elise Barat

Michigan Lake XVI, 2018
162 x 114 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,800

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,125 €1,500

Amey, Sans titre 3.1.5, Painting

Amey

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

€1,300

Our recommendations Marie Sion, Les calanques, Painting

Marie Sion

Les calanques, 2016
33 x 41 x 2 cm
Painting

€650

Jeong Min Lee, Au clair de lune, Painting

Jeong Min Lee

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

€600

Feng Kaixuan, Filtrecafe146_S, Painting

Feng Kaixuan

Filtrecafe146_S, 2020
13 x 18 x 1 cm
Painting

€1,800

Li Dongfeng, Landscape sketch 61, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Landscape sketch 61, 2017
49 x 49 x 1 cm
Painting

€800

Olivier  Masmonteil, Sans titre, 306, Painting

Olivier Masmonteil

Sans titre, 306, 2007
27 x 35 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,500

Camille Hilaire, Sous-bois, Painting

Camille Hilaire

Sous-bois, 1975
35.5 x 46.5 cm
Painting

€1,850

Our recommendations Franck Dupire, Cap d'Erquy, Painting

Franck Dupire

Cap d'Erquy, 2021
65 x 82 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,200

Bisco Smith, One for All, All for One, Painting

Bisco Smith

One for All, All for One, 2018
61 x 46 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€2,500

Qutang, Landscape 9, Painting

Qutang

Landscape 9, 2018
150 x 30 x 1 cm
Painting

€3,500

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