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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
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,017

Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,790

Muriel Averos, Régates, Painting

Muriel Averos

Régates, 2021
18.1 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,146

Benoît Guérin, Balade à La Rochelle, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Balade à La Rochelle, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$752 $835

Eurgal, Arbres en fleurs, Painting

Eurgal

Arbres en fleurs, 2021
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,282

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska, Landscape, Painting

Agnieszka Staak-Janczarska

Landscape, 2020
7.5 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$203

Francoise Augustine, Huginn, Painting

Francoise Augustine

Huginn, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,194

Richard Poumelin, Doux Mirage, Painting

Richard Poumelin

Doux Mirage, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

2,500 - $ 5,000

Eric Turlot, En écoutant Beethoven, Painting

Eric Turlot

En écoutant Beethoven, 2021
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,387

Svetli Evgeniev, Stroll in the Jungle, Painting

Svetli Evgeniev

Stroll in the Jungle, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$573

Marie Baldovini, Duel, Painting

Marie Baldovini

Duel, 2021
19.7 x 59.1 x 3 inch
Painting

$1,384

Ellis Zbinden, Le port d'Anvers, Painting

Ellis Zbinden

Le port d'Anvers, 1953
9.6 x 13.6 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$749

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

Philippe Maillebuau

Gaulle : la danse des menhirs - série Bande dessinée, 2021
25.6 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,432

Myriam Démarez Gérat, La belle au jardin ardent, Painting

Myriam Démarez Gérat

La belle au jardin ardent, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,015

Vanessa De Angelis, Sans titre - série Montagnes, Painting

Vanessa De Angelis

Sans titre - série Montagnes, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$1,086

Antoine De Tyssandier, Ukiyo, Painting

Antoine De Tyssandier

Ukiyo, 2020
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,707

Berthe Dubois, Paysage de montagne et chalets, Painting

Berthe Dubois

Paysage de montagne et chalets, 1946
15.2 x 17.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$496

Evelyne Barbier, Sur la plage, Painting

Evelyne Barbier

Sur la plage, 2021
25.6 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,566

Felenzi, L'Estate se ne va, Painting

Felenzi

L'Estate se ne va, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,103

Luis Alvarado, Dernières minutes de labeurs, Painting

Luis Alvarado

Dernières minutes de labeurs, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$597

Linda Bachammar Clerget, La cabane des espérances, Painting

Linda Bachammar Clerget

La cabane des espérances, 2021
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,671

Alexandra Battezzati, La mer et son arbre, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

La mer et son arbre, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,655

Elips, Hope (collaboration Elips-Reeft), Painting

Elips

Hope (collaboration Elips-Reeft), 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,432

Francesca Borgo, A solid fragrance, Painting

Francesca Borgo

A solid fragrance, 2020
30 x 30 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,240

Anastasia Gklava, The Mastic Trees Embrace, Painting

Anastasia Gklava

The Mastic Trees Embrace, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,880

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

DB Waterman

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,760

Isabelle Hirtzig, Let your love sparkle, Painting

Isabelle Hirtzig

Let your love sparkle, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$203

Elina Bilous, The scent of adventure, Painting

Elina Bilous

The scent of adventure, 2021
19.7 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,400

Zarina Bigati, Dougom landscape, Painting

Zarina Bigati

Dougom landscape, 2021
17.7 x 25.2 inch
Painting

$1,146 $1,432

Tamara Bakhshinyan, Nature With Shade V, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Nature With Shade V, 2021
5.5 x 5.5 inch
Painting

$167

Hanna MacNaughtan, Grateful for you, Painting

Hanna MacNaughtan

Grateful for you, 2021
29.9 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,387

Our recommendations Adam Norgaard, Ladybug Leisure, Painting

Adam Norgaard

Ladybug Leisure, 2021
31.5 x 25.6 x 1 inch
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
31.9 x 25.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$10,500

Carine Ricard, Le regard du tigre, Painting

Carine Ricard

Le regard du tigre, 2020
19.7 x 24 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$812

Artize, Jardin d'Eden, Painting

Artize

Jardin d'Eden, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,432

Jessica Fleurentin, Clair de lune, Painting

Jessica Fleurentin

Clair de lune, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,015

Thomas Andrea Barbey, Août II, Painting

Thomas Andrea Barbey

Août II, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Painting

Sold

Lee Berty, Influence pub, Painting

Lee Berty

Influence pub, 2013
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$769

Aude Malheraux, Japanese Garden, Painting

Aude Malheraux

Japanese Garden, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$585

ZiB, Baignade à Toulon, Painting

ZiB

Baignade à Toulon, 2021
18.1 x 24 x 0.7 inch
Painting

$716

Josep Miquel Paufila, Sea and moon, Painting

Josep Miquel Paufila

Sea and moon, 2021
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,790

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

Victoria Horkan

Alice's VIP Ticket to The After Party, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,755

José Luis Pagador Ponce, Marina, Painting

José Luis Pagador Ponce

Marina, 2020
12.6 x 18.5 inch
Painting

$859

Jonas Profil, The love for money, Painting

Jonas Profil

The love for money, 2016
20.1 x 16.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,166

Manuel Gómez Balsalobre, Salinas del Mar Menor, Painting

Manuel Gómez Balsalobre

Salinas del Mar Menor, 2020
12.2 x 16.5 inch
Painting

$859

Patrice Marchal, Au milieu des coquelicots, Painting

Patrice Marchal

Au milieu des coquelicots, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,327

Oleksiy Hryhorets', Crows, Painting

Oleksiy Hryhorets'

Crows, 2018
16.3 x 16.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$500

Noyem Khachatryan, Wonderful Morning, Painting

Noyem Khachatryan

Wonderful Morning, 2021
35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,841 $3,342

Gérard Mortier, La jetée de Boulogne sur mer, Painting

Gérard Mortier

La jetée de Boulogne sur mer, 2021
18.1 x 24 x 0.9 inch
Painting

$2,029

Geneviève Baudry, Barque rouge, Painting

Geneviève Baudry

Barque rouge, 2021
15.7 x 11.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$537

Clara Crespin, Planète bleue, Painting

Clara Crespin

Planète bleue, 2016
10.6 x 16.1 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$1,015

Charo Velaso, Montañas, Painting

Charo Velaso

Montañas, 2020
27.6 x 35.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$835

Makenol Profil, Haitian market, Painting

Makenol Profil

Haitian market, 2012
35.8 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,764 $6,403

Alejandro Pintado, Untitled, Painting

Alejandro Pintado

Untitled, 2018
47.2 x 66.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$17,000

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

Sabine Aramouni

L’aller de middelharnis - Interpretation, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$380

Mykhaylo Demtsyu, Entrance to the sea, Painting

Mykhaylo Demtsyu

Entrance to the sea, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,968

Zoé, Les galets de Collioure, Painting

Zoé

Les galets de Collioure, 2021
47.2 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$2,984

Angela Vertsoni, Au fond du vallon, Painting

Angela Vertsoni

Au fond du vallon, 2018
45.3 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,535

Nick Vivian, Skyscape 3395, Painting

Nick Vivian

Skyscape 3395, 2020
9.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$524

Claire Wiltsher, Lost in Reflection VIII, Painting

Claire Wiltsher

Lost in Reflection VIII, 2021
27.6 x 46.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,307

David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
48 x 74.8 inch
Painting

$5,524

Our recommendations Peter de Boer, Junglekreek, Painting

Peter de Boer

Junglekreek, 2017
17.7 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,194

Elise Barat, A fleur d'eau VI, Painting

Elise Barat

A fleur d'eau VI, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,432

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
23.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold

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