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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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Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
80 x 80 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,022

Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
50 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,795

Xiu, Paysages 600, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 600, 2021
30 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$718

Eurgal, Arbres en fleurs, Painting

Eurgal

Arbres en fleurs, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,291

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska, Landscape, Painting

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska

Landscape, 2020
19 x 23 cm
Painting

$203

Francoise Augustine, Huginn, Painting

Francoise Augustine

Huginn, 2021
65 x 50 cm
Painting

$1,197

Clive Meredith, Barn Owl portrait, Painting

Clive Meredith

Barn Owl portrait, 2021
25 x 20 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,247

Richard Poumelin, Doux Mirage, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Doux Mirage, 2020
80 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

2,500 - $ 5,000

Philippe Maillebuau, Gaulle : la danse des menhirs - série Bande dessinée, Painting

Philippe Maillebuau

Gaulle : la danse des menhirs - série Bande dessinée, 2021
65 x 92 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,436

Eugène Louis Martin, Paysage et verger, Painting

Eugène Louis Martin

Paysage et verger, 1932
46 x 55 x 2 cm
Painting

$638

Eric Turlot, Quand la mer monte, Painting

Eric Turlot

Quand la mer monte, 2021
81 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,393

Vanessa De Angelis, Sans titre - série Montagnes, Painting

Vanessa De Angelis

Sans titre - série Montagnes, 2017
50 x 50 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$1,089

Marianne Dencausse Robbe, Sous le vent, Painting

Marianne Dencausse Robbe

Sous le vent, 2021
100 x 65 cm
Painting

$2,226

Marianne Lefevre, A long long way to roam, Painting

Marianne Lefevre

A long long way to roam, 2021
30 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$706

Evelyne Barbier, Sur la plage, Painting

Evelyne Barbier

Sur la plage, 2021
65 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,573

Antoine De Tyssandier, Ukiyo, Painting

Antoine De Tyssandier

Ukiyo, 2020
130 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,711

Berthe Dubois, Paysage de montagne et chalets, Painting

Berthe Dubois

Paysage de montagne et chalets, 1946
38.5 x 44 x 2 cm
Painting

$495

Felenzi, L'Estate se ne va, Painting

Felenzi

L'Estate se ne va, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,111

Viktoria Ganhao, Floral 16.09.21, Painting

Viktoria Ganhao

Floral 16.09.21, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,388

Francesca Borgo, A solid fragrance, Painting

Francesca Borgo

A solid fragrance, 2020
76.2 x 76.2 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$1,240

Linda Bachammar Clerget, Dans un autre paradis, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Dans un autre paradis, 2021
90 x 60 x 1 cm
Painting

$1,615

Alexandra Battezzati, Plage magique, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Plage magique, 2020
150 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

$8,974

DB Waterman, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Painting

DB Waterman

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, 2021
100 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,769

Sreya Gupta, Dazzling Hues, Painting

Sreya Gupta

Dazzling Hues, 2021
61 x 91.4 cm
Painting

$957

Jia Yuan Hua, First Snow, Painting

Jia Yuan Hua

First Snow, 2019
50 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,914

Isabelle Hirtzig, Let your love sparkle, Painting

Isabelle Hirtzig

Let your love sparkle, 2021
65 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$203

Hanna MacNaughtan, Grateful for you, Painting

Hanna MacNaughtan

Grateful for you, 2021
76 x 152 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,393

Zhize Lv, Green hills and Waterfalls, Painting

Zhize Lv

Green hills and Waterfalls, 2021
46 x 70 cm
Painting

$1,500

Jean Duquoc, Le Crépuscule Sommeille dans son Lit de Feu, Painting

Jean Duquoc

Le Crépuscule Sommeille dans son Lit de Feu, 2019
81 x 65 x 4 cm
Painting

$10,500

Kean TVC, Les yeux dans le bleu, Painting

Kean TVC

Les yeux dans le bleu, 2021
140 x 140 x 6 cm
Painting

$7,179

Tamara Bakhshinyan, Nature With Shade V, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Nature With Shade V, 2021
14 x 14 cm
Painting

$168

Jessica Fleurentin, Clair de lune, Painting

Jessica Fleurentin

Clair de lune, 2020
60 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

$945

Lee Berty, Influence pub, Painting

Lee Berty

Influence pub, 2013
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$771

Aude Malheraux, Japanese Garden, Painting

Aude Malheraux

Japanese Garden, 2019
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$586

Artize, Jardin d'Eden, Painting

Artize

Jardin d'Eden, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,436

Sung Lee (Australia), Nature Series - Unnamed, Painting

Sung Lee (Australia)

Nature Series - Unnamed, 2021
122 x 91 x 4 cm
Painting

$718

Kamsar Ohanyan, Liberty, Painting

Kamsar Ohanyan

Liberty, 2021
70 x 55 x 4 cm
Painting

$838

Our recommendations Adam Norgaard, Ladybug Leisure, Painting

Adam Norgaard

Ladybug Leisure, 2021
80 x 65 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,500

Josep Miquel Paufila, Sea and moon, Painting

Josep Miquel Paufila

Sea and moon, 2021
50 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,795

Victoria Horkan, Alice's VIP Ticket to The After Party, Painting

Victoria Horkan

Alice's VIP Ticket to The After Party, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,737

José Luis Pagador Ponce, Marina, Painting

José Luis Pagador Ponce

Marina, 2020
32 x 47 cm
Painting

$862

Jonas Profil, The love for money, Painting

Jonas Profil

The love for money, 2016
51 x 41 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,158

Manuel Gómez Balsalobre, Salinas del Mar Menor, Painting

Manuel Gómez Balsalobre

Salinas del Mar Menor, 2020
31 x 42 cm
Painting

$862

Patrice Marchal, Au milieu des coquelicots, Painting

Patrice Marchal

Au milieu des coquelicots, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,333

Jérôme Guillet, Pétale, Painting

Jérôme Guillet

Pétale, 2018
60 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,424

Oleksiy Hryhorets', Crows, Painting

Oleksiy Hryhorets'

Crows, 2018
41.5 x 42.5 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$500

Emanuelle Biscara, Mirage, Painting

Emanuelle Biscara

Mirage, 2021
54 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

$479

Geneviève Baudry, Barque rouge, Painting

Geneviève Baudry

Barque rouge, 2021
40 x 29 x 2 cm
Painting

$538

Jade R., Cascade #3, Painting

Jade R.

Cascade #3, 2021
40 x 30 cm
Painting

$1,436

Gérard Mortier, La jetée de Boulogne sur mer, Painting

Gérard Mortier

La jetée de Boulogne sur mer, 2021
46 x 61 x 2.2 cm
Painting

$2,034

Our recommendations Juliya Povkh, Vanilla Dreams, Painting

Juliya Povkh

Vanilla Dreams, 2021
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,094

Clara Crespin, Planète bleue, Painting

Clara Crespin

Planète bleue, 2016
27 x 41 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$1,017

Charo Velaso, Montañas, Painting

Charo Velaso

Montañas, 2020
70 x 90 x 5 cm
Painting

$838

Makenol Profil, Haitian market, Painting

Makenol Profil

Haitian market, 2012
91 x 61 x 4 cm
Painting

$6,380

Abraham Aronovitch, Origine d’une Nation, Painting

Abraham Aronovitch

Origine d’une Nation, 2018
174 x 125 cm
Painting

$6,940

Sabine Aramouni, L’aller de middelharnis - Interpretation, Painting

Sabine Aramouni

L’aller de middelharnis - Interpretation, 2020
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Painting

$380

Mykhaylo Demtsyu, Entrance to the sea, Painting

Mykhaylo Demtsyu

Entrance to the sea, 2021
90 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,983

Zoé, Les galets de Collioure, Painting

Zoé

Les galets de Collioure, 2021
120 x 50 x 1.5 cm
Painting

$2,991

Angela Vertsoni, Au fond du vallon, Painting

Angela Vertsoni

Au fond du vallon, 2018
115 x 90 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,547

Nick Vivian, Skyscape 3395, Painting

Nick Vivian

Skyscape 3395, 2020
25 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$523

Claire Wiltsher, Lost in Reflection VIII, Painting

Claire Wiltsher

Lost in Reflection VIII, 2021
70 x 117 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,299

David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
122 x 190 cm
Painting

$5,504

Elise Barat, A fleur d'eau VI, Painting

Elise Barat

A fleur d'eau VI, 2018
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,436

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
45 x 35 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,197

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