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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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Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,669 $1,855

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,855

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
79 x 59 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,782 $3,091

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

$2,473

Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
33 x 33 x 1 cm
Painting

$680

Nathalie Zelman, Mickey Fashion Victim, Painting

Nathalie Zelman

Mickey Fashion Victim, 2021
60 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,349

Patrick Fischer, Sérénité, Painting

Patrick Fischer

Sérénité, 2021
50 x 15 cm
Painting

$394

Muriel Averos, Camargue, Painting

Muriel Averos

Camargue, 2021
72 x 130 cm
Painting

$2,473

Franco Mulas, Sunsets, Painting

Franco Mulas

Sunsets, 2013
63 x 64 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,946

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto, Un Beaume, Painting

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Un Beaume, 2004
70 x 70 x 5 cm
Painting

$2,226

Joseph Mégard, Vue sur la campagne, Painting

Joseph Mégard

Vue sur la campagne, 1902
33 x 50.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$510

Geraldine Bandiziol, Déjeuner sur l'herbe, Painting

Geraldine Bandiziol

Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 2021
20 x 20 x 4 cm
Painting

$223

Linda Bachammar Clerget, Echo de l'éclosion, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Echo de l'éclosion, 2021
100 x 81 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,339

Blanche Bérat, Sur les chemins de campagne, Painting

Blanche Bérat

Sur les chemins de campagne, 2019
73 x 92 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,416

Leslie Amine, Sans titre, Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre, 2021
60 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

$6,059

Ludwig Bürgel, Paysage de campagne et étang, Painting

Ludwig Bürgel

Paysage de campagne et étang, 1958
30.5 x 40.5 x 1 cm
Painting

$544

Georges Henri Chapot, Chemin de campagne, Painting

Georges Henri Chapot

Chemin de campagne, 1928
35 x 42 x 2 cm
Painting

$454

Adelin Charles Morel De Tanguy, Paysage Provençal, Painting

Adelin Charles Morel De Tanguy

Paysage Provençal, 1919
56 x 33 x 2 cm
Painting

$771

Lucien Peri, Corse, l'embouchure du Liamone, Painting

Lucien Peri

Corse, l'embouchure du Liamone, 1940
61 x 81 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,042

R. Liegaut, Vue sur le Salève et l'Arve, campagne genevoise, Painting

R. Liegaut

Vue sur le Salève et l'Arve, campagne genevoise, 1926
38 x 53 x 2 cm
Painting

$544

Glynne James, An Autumn to Remember, Painting

Glynne James

An Autumn to Remember, 2021
76.5 x 91.5 x 4 cm
Painting

$3,888

JPx, Marine #01, Painting

JPx

Marine #01, 2021
100 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

$594

Lionel le Jeune, Sous-bois, Painting

Lionel le Jeune

Sous-bois, 2021
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$742

Muriel Deumie, HIVERT, Painting

Muriel Deumie

HIVERT, 2021
46 x 55 x 2 cm
Painting

$680

Pierre Riollet, Laura XXI, Painting

Pierre Riollet

Laura XXI, 2018
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,462

Lia Van Leeuwen, A sunny day, Painting

Lia Van Leeuwen

A sunny day, 2021
100 x 140 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,648

Ian Hornak, Untitled (Connecticut Landscape), Painting

Ian Hornak

Untitled (Connecticut Landscape), 1983
152.4 x 109.2 cm
Painting

$88,000

Nicolas Curmer, Face à la Mer 15 - 19 Mai, Painting

Nicolas Curmer

Face à la Mer 15 - 19 Mai, 2021
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,237

Frederic Paul, Longing for Sun II, Painting

Frederic Paul

Longing for Sun II, 2021
110 x 110 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,810

Benoît Guérin, Prairie, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Prairie, 2021
60 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$841

Michèle Kaus, La fille au foulard, Painting

Michèle Kaus

La fille au foulard, 2021
120 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$569

Pinkhas, La cigale et la fourmi, Painting

Pinkhas

La cigale et la fourmi, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$5,688

François Foucras, La pêche miraculeuse, Painting

François Foucras

La pêche miraculeuse, 2021
33 x 55 x 2 cm
Painting

$841

Artize, Les feuilles d'or, Painting

Artize

Les feuilles d'or, 2021
61 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

$965

Liliane Paumier, Au mouillage, Painting

Liliane Paumier

Au mouillage, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$804

Louis Stecken, Quatre éléphants arrivent au point d'eau, Painting

Louis Stecken

Quatre éléphants arrivent au point d'eau, 2021
73 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$965

Clara Crespin, Fenêtre ouverte sur un ciel jaune, Painting

Clara Crespin

Fenêtre ouverte sur un ciel jaune, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,957

Luis Alvarado, Animaux sauvages à Solentiname, Painting

Luis Alvarado

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

$247

Amor de Agua, La mère, Painting

Amor de Agua

La mère, 2020
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$989

Steve Foster, A Moment in Time, Painting

Steve Foster

A Moment in Time, 2021
59.5 x 44.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,404

Yanin Ruibal, Tengo miedo de buscarme y encontrarme, Painting

Yanin Ruibal

Tengo miedo de buscarme y encontrarme, 2021
119.4 x 88.9 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$2,470

Makenol Profil, Gambling, Painting

Makenol Profil

Gambling, 2016
51 x 21 x 4 cm
Painting

$972 $1,079

Achala Gunawardhana, Spirited Land XVIII, Painting

Achala Gunawardhana

Spirited Land XVIII, 2019
107 x 76 cm
Painting

$390

Michela Patania, Autunno 2, Painting

Michela Patania

Autunno 2, 2018
90 x 60 cm
Painting

$9,089

Alex Claude, Rienzi, Painting

Alex Claude

Rienzi, 2021
60 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,113

Eric Roberts, At Night, Painting

Eric Roberts

At Night, 2021
45.7 x 61 cm
Painting

$1,300

Claudia Coccina, Colibri, Painting

Claudia Coccina

Colibri, 2020
115 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$890

Beatrice Van Ez-Le Perru, Tombe la lune, Painting

Beatrice Van Ez-Le Perru

Tombe la lune, 2020
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$680

Maurice Sapiro, Sunset Oak, Painting

Maurice Sapiro

Sunset Oak, 2015
50.8 x 61 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$3,400

Valérie-Anne Bertin, Petite fille au maillot rouge, Painting

Valérie-Anne Bertin

Petite fille au maillot rouge, 2021
18 x 24 x 2 cm
Painting

$556

Juan Carlos Suarez, Heliconia et Cabezon à tete rouge, Painting

Juan Carlos Suarez

Heliconia et Cabezon à tete rouge, 2021
60 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,473

Barbara Robinson, Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Painting

Barbara Robinson

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, 1944
55 x 38 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,361

Kathleen Ney, Original Oil Landscape Painting, Tumble Down Creek, Painting

Kathleen Ney

Original Oil Landscape Painting, Tumble Down Creek, 2018
35.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$595

Roland Van Lerberghe, L'automne, Painting

Roland Van Lerberghe

L'automne, 1988
44 x 62 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$907

Giovanni Casadei, Moving Clouds, Painting

Giovanni Casadei

Moving Clouds, 2019
24.1 x 35.6 x 0.6 cm
Painting

$1,900

Mary Cynthia Rothenberger, Rocks at Treasure Island Beach, Painting

Mary Cynthia Rothenberger

Rocks at Treasure Island Beach, 2019
40.6 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
Painting

$1,781

Pascal Lee, Arrow Of Time - 20210528, Painting

Pascal Lee

Arrow Of Time - 20210528, 2021
30.5 x 61 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$3,000

Aksel Varichon, Migration, Painting

Aksel Varichon

Migration, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,608

Vladimir Kolosov, The value of time, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

The value of time, 2021
91.4 x 61 x 0.6 cm
Painting

$800

Eugene Petrov, Fisherman's Pastoral, Painting

Eugene Petrov

Fisherman's Pastoral, 2021
40 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$643

Yo Xarek  WOLTER, Just another planet, Painting

Yo Xarek WOLTER

Just another planet, 2015
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,978

André Brasilier, Les vignes, Painting

André Brasilier

Les vignes, 1952
81 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

$19,785

Jeffrey Reed, Goose Cove Island, Painting

Jeffrey Reed

Goose Cove Island, 2019
20.3 x 20.3 x 3.2 cm
Painting

$2,000

Nichole McDaniel, Dichotomy, Painting

Nichole McDaniel

Dichotomy, 2021
20.3 x 20.3 cm
Painting

$250

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