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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


Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
50 x 60 x 2 cm


Xiu, Paysages 600, Painting


Paysages 600, 2021
30 x 50 x 2 cm


Eurgal, Arbres en fleurs, Painting


Arbres en fleurs, 2021
60 x 73 x 2 cm


Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska, Landscape, Painting

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska

Landscape, 2020
19 x 23 cm


Francoise Augustine, Huginn, Painting

Francoise Augustine

Huginn, 2021
65 x 50 cm


Clive Meredith, Barn Owl portrait, Painting

Clive Meredith

Barn Owl portrait, 2021
25 x 20 x 4 cm


Richard Poumelin, Doux Mirage, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Doux Mirage, 2020
80 x 80 x 4 cm

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


Eugène Louis Martin, Paysage et verger, Painting

Eugène Louis Martin

Paysage et verger, 1932
46 x 55 x 2 cm


Eric Turlot, Quand la mer monte, Painting

Eric Turlot

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


Vanessa De Angelis, Sans titre - série Montagnes, Painting

Vanessa De Angelis

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


Marianne Dencausse Robbe, Sous le vent, Painting

Marianne Dencausse Robbe

Sous le vent, 2021
100 x 65 cm


Marianne Lefevre, A long long way to roam, Painting

Marianne Lefevre

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


Evelyne Barbier, Sur la plage, Painting

Evelyne Barbier

Sur la plage, 2021
65 x 81 x 2 cm


Antoine De Tyssandier, Ukiyo, Painting

Antoine De Tyssandier

Ukiyo, 2020
130 x 97 x 2 cm


Berthe Dubois, Paysage de montagne et chalets, Painting

Berthe Dubois

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


Felenzi, L'Estate se ne va, Painting


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


Viktoria Ganhao, Floral 16.09.21, Painting

Viktoria Ganhao

Floral 16.09.21, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm


Francesca Borgo, A solid fragrance, Painting

Francesca Borgo

A solid fragrance, 2020
76.2 x 76.2 x 0.5 cm


Linda Bachammar Clerget, Dans un autre paradis, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

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


Alexandra Battezzati, Plage magique, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Plage magique, 2020
150 x 150 x 3 cm


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


Sreya Gupta, Dazzling Hues, Painting

Sreya Gupta

Dazzling Hues, 2021
61 x 91.4 cm


Jia Yuan Hua, First Snow, Painting

Jia Yuan Hua

First Snow, 2019
50 x 40 x 4 cm


Isabelle Hirtzig, Let your love sparkle, Painting

Isabelle Hirtzig

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


Hanna MacNaughtan, Grateful for you, Painting

Hanna MacNaughtan

Grateful for you, 2021
76 x 152 x 4 cm


Zhize Lv, Green hills and Waterfalls, Painting

Zhize Lv

Green hills and Waterfalls, 2021
46 x 70 cm


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


Kean TVC, Les yeux dans le bleu, Painting

Kean TVC

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


Tamara Bakhshinyan, Nature With Shade V, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Nature With Shade V, 2021
14 x 14 cm


Jessica Fleurentin, Clair de lune, Painting

Jessica Fleurentin

Clair de lune, 2020
60 x 60 x 4 cm


Lee Berty, Influence pub, Painting

Lee Berty

Influence pub, 2013
80 x 80 x 2 cm


Aude Malheraux, Japanese Garden, Painting

Aude Malheraux

Japanese Garden, 2019
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm


Artize, Jardin d'Eden, Painting


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


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

Sung Lee (Australia)

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


Kamsar Ohanyan, Liberty, Painting

Kamsar Ohanyan

Liberty, 2021
70 x 55 x 4 cm


Our recommendations Adam Norgaard, Ladybug Leisure, Painting

Adam Norgaard

Ladybug Leisure, 2021
80 x 65 x 2.5 cm


Josep Miquel Paufila, Sea and moon, Painting

Josep Miquel Paufila

Sea and moon, 2021
50 x 100 x 4 cm


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


José Luis Pagador Ponce, Marina, Painting

José Luis Pagador Ponce

Marina, 2020
32 x 47 cm


Jonas Profil, The love for money, Painting

Jonas Profil

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


Manuel Gómez Balsalobre, Salinas del Mar Menor, Painting

Manuel Gómez Balsalobre

Salinas del Mar Menor, 2020
31 x 42 cm


Patrice Marchal, Au milieu des coquelicots, Painting

Patrice Marchal

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


Jérôme Guillet, Pétale, Painting

Jérôme Guillet

Pétale, 2018
60 x 60 x 2.5 cm


Oleksiy Hryhorets', Crows, Painting

Oleksiy Hryhorets'

Crows, 2018
41.5 x 42.5 x 1.5 cm


Emanuelle Biscara, Mirage, Painting

Emanuelle Biscara

Mirage, 2021
54 x 81 x 2 cm


Geneviève Baudry, Barque rouge, Painting

Geneviève Baudry

Barque rouge, 2021
40 x 29 x 2 cm


Jade R., Cascade #3, Painting

Jade R.

Cascade #3, 2021
40 x 30 cm


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


Our recommendations Juliya Povkh, Vanilla Dreams, Painting

Juliya Povkh

Vanilla Dreams, 2021
100 x 100 x 2.5 cm


Clara Crespin, Planète bleue, Painting

Clara Crespin

Planète bleue, 2016
27 x 41 x 1.5 cm


Charo Velaso, Montañas, Painting

Charo Velaso

Montañas, 2020
70 x 90 x 5 cm


Makenol Profil, Haitian market, Painting

Makenol Profil

Haitian market, 2012
91 x 61 x 4 cm


Abraham Aronovitch, Origine d’une Nation, Painting

Abraham Aronovitch

Origine d’une Nation, 2018
174 x 125 cm


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

Sabine Aramouni

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


Mykhaylo Demtsyu, Entrance to the sea, Painting

Mykhaylo Demtsyu

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


Zoé, Les galets de Collioure, Painting


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


Angela Vertsoni, Au fond du vallon, Painting

Angela Vertsoni

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


Nick Vivian, Skyscape 3395, Painting

Nick Vivian

Skyscape 3395, 2020
25 x 30 x 2 cm


Claire Wiltsher, Lost in Reflection VIII, Painting

Claire Wiltsher

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


David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
122 x 190 cm


Elise Barat, A fleur d'eau VI, Painting

Elise Barat

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


Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
45 x 35 x 2 cm


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