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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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Gesa Reuter, Blue Lake, Painting

Gesa Reuter

Blue Lake, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.71 inch


Alexandra Battezzati, Petit arbre orange sur fond noir, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Petit arbre orange sur fond noir, 2019
13.8 x 13.8 x 1.2 inch


JPx, Les 3 voiliers, Painting


Les 3 voiliers, 2021
15.7 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch


Antoine Josse, 2031, Painting

Antoine Josse

2031, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Agnès Cellérier, Bocage, Painting

Agnès Cellérier

Bocage, 2020
16.1 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch


Florence Dussuyer, Valpinçon, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Valpinçon, 2020
70.9 x 137.8 x 1.6 inch


Julien Calot, The bushman and the american couple, Painting

Julien Calot

The bushman and the american couple, 2018
40.9 x 29.5 x 1.4 inch


Rodolpho Tamanini Netto, La traversée, Painting

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

La traversée, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


François-Xavier de Boissoudy, Goûter II, Painting

François-Xavier de Boissoudy

Goûter II, 2020
55.1 x 43.3 inch


Armand Rouiller, Paysage de campagne, Painting

Armand Rouiller

Paysage de campagne, 1963
15.7 x 27.2 x 0.4 inch


Lucia Buccini, Souvenir d´enfance, Painting

Lucia Buccini

Souvenir d´enfance, 2010
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Hélène Legrand, La chasse au buffle, Painting

Hélène Legrand

La chasse au buffle, 1990
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Jean-Gilles Badaire, L'arbre bleu, Painting

Jean-Gilles Badaire

L'arbre bleu, 2018
39.4 x 31.9 inch


Speedy Graphito, Awakening of the Genius, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Awakening of the Genius, 2018
60 x 48 inch


Marcos Brêtas, Sans titre, Painting

Marcos Brêtas

Sans titre, 2020
63.8 x 51.2 inch


A. Augsburger, Paysage de la boucle du Rhône, Geneve, Painting

A. Augsburger

Paysage de la boucle du Rhône, Geneve, 1957
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Silvia Popova, Stairs Crawling on Plants, Painting

Silvia Popova

Stairs Crawling on Plants, 2021
31.5 x 37 x 1 inch


Olivier Messas, Lumière du matin... (Esprit voile), Painting

Olivier Messas

Lumière du matin... (Esprit voile), 2021
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Todd Koelmel, Clouds 1, Painting

Todd Koelmel

Clouds 1, 2020
12 x 16 x 0.75 inch


Diana Malivani, Souvenir du jardin estival, Painting

Diana Malivani

Souvenir du jardin estival, 2021
47.2 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Albena Vatcheva, Oryx, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Oryx, 2021
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch


Agnès Tiollier, Lumière fauve, Painting

Agnès Tiollier

Lumière fauve, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch


Ivan Peev, Le bateau, Painting

Ivan Peev

Le bateau, 2021
23.6 x 31.5 inch


Maciej Ciesla, Abstract inspired by Italian nature, Painting

Maciej Ciesla

Abstract inspired by Italian nature, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Laurent Bouro, Arbres 01.21, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Arbres 01.21, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Jean Jourdan, Evasion, Painting

Jean Jourdan

Evasion, 2021
19.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Luis Alvarado, 6 boeufs tachetés, Painting

Luis Alvarado

6 boeufs tachetés, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Michèle Magnien (Mileg), Baobabs en terre rouge 1-2, Painting

Michèle Magnien (Mileg)

Baobabs en terre rouge 1-2, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Andrzej Borowski, Certaldo, Painting

Andrzej Borowski

Certaldo, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Marie-Pierre Autonne, Le miroir de la Loire, Painting

Marie-Pierre Autonne

Le miroir de la Loire, 2021
39.8 x 39.8 x 2 inch


Victoria Horkan, Down The Rabbit Hole, Painting

Victoria Horkan

Down The Rabbit Hole, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Artize, Les prés salés, Painting


Les prés salés, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Mike Gough, Tomorrow, Painting

Mike Gough

Tomorrow, 2021
20 x 20 inch


Dany Soyer, Cerisiers en fleurs, Painting

Dany Soyer

Cerisiers en fleurs, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Pierrette Dijonneau, Les cabanes sur la plage, Painting

Pierrette Dijonneau

Les cabanes sur la plage, 2021
6.7 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch


Clara Crespin, La vie en fleurs, Painting

Clara Crespin

La vie en fleurs, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Elena Troyanskaya, I feel light, Painting

Elena Troyanskaya

I feel light, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 inch

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Eric Roux-Fontaine, Crazy diamond, Painting

Eric Roux-Fontaine

Crazy diamond, 2020
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Ian Hornak, Untitled (Abstract Spring Landscape), Painting

Ian Hornak

Untitled (Abstract Spring Landscape), 1963
21 x 29.5 inch


Lucie Ventadour, Les Rioux, Painting

Lucie Ventadour

Les Rioux, 2020
28.3 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch


Irene Mahon, Nébuleuse d'Orion, Painting

Irene Mahon

Nébuleuse d'Orion, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Pascal Lee, Saturn From Titan, Painting

Pascal Lee

Saturn From Titan, 2020
12 x 12 x 1 inch


Qiongfei Zhang, Tournesols, Painting

Qiongfei Zhang

Tournesols, 2020
55.1 x 157.5 x 1.2 inch


Jane Everett, Pine Study No.2, Painting

Jane Everett

Pine Study No.2, 2019
36 x 18 inch


Khatis, Toscane, Painting


Toscane, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Tamara Bakhshinyan, Small Composition V, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Small Composition V, 2021
5.1 x 5.1 inch


Jeanette Olyhoek, Trip to Voorlinden, Painting

Jeanette Olyhoek

Trip to Voorlinden, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Andriy Chyzhov, Nostalgia, Painting

Andriy Chyzhov

Nostalgia, 2020
47.2 x 82.7 x 0.8 inch


Véronique Cauchefer, Texas, Painting

Véronique Cauchefer

Texas, 2019
47.2 x 63 x 1.6 inch


Yann Letestu, La silhouette rouge, Painting

Yann Letestu

La silhouette rouge, 2021
16.1 x 10.6 x 1.2 inch


Henri Lebasque, Les Gorges du Loup, route de Grasse, Painting

Henri Lebasque

Les Gorges du Loup, route de Grasse, 1926
29.25 x 36.5 inch


Loraine Motti, Echafaudages, Painting

Loraine Motti

Echafaudages, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Lisa Ford, Étretat, Painting

Lisa Ford

Étretat, 2019
11 x 14.2 inch


Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Making Time, Painting

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Making Time, 2017
29.9 x 24 inch


Suzy Scarborough, Lavender vision, Painting

Suzy Scarborough

Lavender vision, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 inch


Pierre Bejoint, Ça sent bon, Painting

Pierre Bejoint

Ça sent bon, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch


Valérie-Anne Bertin, À la mer, Painting

Valérie-Anne Bertin

À la mer, 2020
13 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


John Smither, Seward Park, Painting

John Smither

Seward Park, 2020
56 x 42 x 2 inch


Tarik Chebli, Liepnitzsee, Painting

Tarik Chebli

Liepnitzsee, 2021
45.7 x 59.1 inch


Michel Labbe, Boomerang, Painting

Michel Labbe

Boomerang, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Oksana Chetverikova, The Goddess Zhiva., Painting

Oksana Chetverikova

The Goddess Zhiva., 2020
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Marc Rambeau, Les Marquises, Painting

Marc Rambeau

Les Marquises, 2014
40.2 x 59.8 x 1.2 inch


Hélène Halbert, Vibration méditérranéene, Painting

Hélène Halbert

Vibration méditérranéene, 2021
51.2 x 94.5 x 1.6 inch


Jaime Sicilia, Seascape 160, Painting

Jaime Sicilia

Seascape 160, 2018
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


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