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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
23.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,866

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
8.7 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,866

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
31.1 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,799 $3,110

Mara Toledo, La cascade de la montagne bleu, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cascade de la montagne bleu, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,488

Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
13 x 13 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$684

Valérie Auriel, Étrange rencontre, Painting

Valérie Auriel

Étrange rencontre, 2019
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$965

Geraldine Bandiziol, Déjeuner sur l'herbe, Painting

Geraldine Bandiziol

Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$224

Nathalie Zelman, Mickey Fashion Victim, Painting

Nathalie Zelman

Mickey Fashion Victim, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,364

Joseph Mégard, Vue sur la campagne, Painting

Joseph Mégard

Vue sur la campagne, 1902
13 x 19.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$512

Franco Mulas, Sunsets, Painting

Franco Mulas

Sunsets, 2013
24.8 x 25.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,976

Leslie Amine, Sans titre, Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre, 2021
13 x 18.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,608

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto, Un Beaume, Painting

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

Un Beaume, 2004
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,239

Georges Henri Chapot, Chemin de campagne, Painting

Georges Henri Chapot

Chemin de campagne, 1928
13.8 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$455

Linda Bachammar Clerget, Echo de l'éclosion, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Echo de l'éclosion, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,359

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

Lucien Peri

Corse, l'embouchure du Liamone, 1940
24 x 31.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,046

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

R. Liegaut

Vue sur le Salève et l'Arve, campagne genevoise, 1926
15 x 20.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$546

Adelin Charles Morel De Tanguy, Paysage Provençal, Painting

Adelin Charles Morel De Tanguy

Paysage Provençal, 1919
22 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$773

Joëlle Kem Lika, Explosive, Painting

Joëlle Kem Lika

Explosive, 2017
35.4 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,115

JPx, Marine #01, Painting

JPx

Marine #01, 2021
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$597

Ian Hornak, Untitled (Connecticut Landscape), Painting

Ian Hornak

Untitled (Connecticut Landscape), 1983
60 x 43 inch
Painting

$88,000

Muriel Deumie, HIVERT, Painting

Muriel Deumie

HIVERT, 2021
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$616 $684

Glynne James, An Autumn to Remember, Painting

Glynne James

An Autumn to Remember, 2021
30.1 x 36 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,906

Pierre Riollet, Laura XXI, Painting

Pierre Riollet

Laura XXI, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,483

Benoît Guérin, Prairie, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Prairie, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$846

Lionel le Jeune, Sous-bois, Painting

Lionel le Jeune

Sous-bois, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$746

Liliane Paumier, Au mouillage, Painting

Liliane Paumier

Au mouillage, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$809

Waleria Matelska, Behind a tall grass, Painting

Waleria Matelska

Behind a tall grass, 2021
12 x 6.9 inch
Painting

$311

Luis Alvarado, Animaux sauvages à Solentiname, Painting

Luis Alvarado

Animaux sauvages à Solentiname, 2021
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$249

Pinkhas, La cigale et la fourmi, Painting

Pinkhas

La cigale et la fourmi, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,722

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

Nicolas Curmer

Face à la Mer 15 - 19 Mai, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,244

Frederic Paul, Longing for Sun II, Painting

Frederic Paul

Longing for Sun II, 2021
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,839

Clara Crespin, Passage à l'ère du verseau, Painting

Clara Crespin

Passage à l'ère du verseau, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$1,679

Eric Roberts, At Night, Painting

Eric Roberts

At Night, 2021
18 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,300

Sylvain Leblanc, Pause, Painting

Sylvain Leblanc

Pause, 2021
12.2 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,057

Artize, Les feuilles d'or, Painting

Artize

Les feuilles d'or, 2021
24 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$970

Peregrine Heathcote, Anticipation, Painting

Peregrine Heathcote

Anticipation, 2021
36 x 36 inch
Painting

$22,000

Pascal Lee, Arrow Of Time - 20210528, Painting

Pascal Lee

Arrow Of Time - 20210528, 2021
12 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$3,000

Vladimir Kolosov, The value of time, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

The value of time, 2021
36 x 24 x 0.25 inch
Painting

$800

Anne Siems, Forest Lover, Painting

Anne Siems

Forest Lover, 2020
24 x 17.9 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,866

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

Louis Stecken

Quatre éléphants arrivent au point d'eau, 2021
28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$970

Nichole McDaniel, Dichotomy, Painting

Nichole McDaniel

Dichotomy, 2021
8 x 8 inch
Painting

$250

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

Juan Carlos Suarez

Heliconia et Cabezon à tete rouge, 2021
23.6 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,488

Marie-Chloé Duval, Yvon no.6, Painting

Marie-Chloé Duval

Yvon no.6, 2019
18 x 22 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$846

Maria Perello, Paisatge d'hivern, Painting

Maria Perello

Paisatge d'hivern, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,033

Nichole McDaniel, Serenity, Painting

Nichole McDaniel

Serenity, 2021
8 x 8 inch
Painting

$250

Elizabeth Noerdlinger, Seashore, Painting

Elizabeth Noerdlinger

Seashore, 2021
18 x 24 inch
Painting

$900

Alex Claude, Le bois fixé, Painting

Alex Claude

Le bois fixé, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold

Jeffrey Reed, Goose Cove Island, Painting

Jeffrey Reed

Goose Cove Island, 2019
8 x 8 x 1.25 inch
Painting

$2,000

Robert Bissell, The Racetrack, Painting

Robert Bissell

The Racetrack, 2020
18 x 24 inch
Painting

$4,500

Elaine Lisle, Afternoon Bridge Reflection, Painting

Elaine Lisle

Afternoon Bridge Reflection, 2018
20 x 16 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$1,600

Claudia Hartley, A Day in Menerbes, Painting

Claudia Hartley

A Day in Menerbes, 2021
24 x 30 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$2,600

Yanin Ruibal, Tengo miedo de buscarme y encontrarme, Painting

Yanin Ruibal

Tengo miedo de buscarme y encontrarme, 2021
47 x 35 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,470

Kathleen Ney, Parrot Tulips, Painting

Kathleen Ney

Parrot Tulips, 2021
14 x 11 x 0.5 inch
Painting

$650

Zarina Bigati, N105, Painting

Zarina Bigati

N105, 2020
35.4 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$2,189 $2,737

Michela Patania, Autunno 2, Painting

Michela Patania

Autunno 2, 2018
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$9,143

Barbara Robinson, Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Painting

Barbara Robinson

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, 1944
21.7 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,364

Francene Christianson, Taking it all in, Painting

Francene Christianson

Taking it all in, 2021
30 x 80 inch
Painting

$7,200

Steve Foster, A Moment in Time, Painting

Steve Foster

A Moment in Time, 2021
23.4 x 17.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,411

Victorino Mercado, Lower valley, Painting

Victorino Mercado

Lower valley, 2021
21.3 x 30.3 inch
Painting

$597

Makenol Profil, Gambling, Painting

Makenol Profil

Gambling, 2016
20.1 x 8.3 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$977 $1,084

Aksel Varichon, Migration, Painting

Aksel Varichon

Migration, 2021
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,617

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

Beatrice Van Ez-Le Perru

Tombe la lune, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$684

Ben B, Nouveau départ, Painting

Ben B

Nouveau départ, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$746

Lisa Ford, Étretat, Painting

Lisa Ford

Étretat, 2019
11 x 14.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$871

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