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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
Painting

$1,613

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
Painting

$856

JPx, Les 3 voiliers, Painting

JPx

Les 3 voiliers, 2021
15.7 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$186

Antoine Josse, 2031, Painting

Antoine Josse

2031, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,358

Agnès Cellérier, Bocage, Painting

Agnès Cellérier

Bocage, 2020
16.1 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$333

Florence Dussuyer, Valpinçon, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Valpinçon, 2020
70.9 x 137.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$27,305

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
Painting

$4,716

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto, La traversée, Painting

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

La traversée, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,489

François-Xavier de Boissoudy, Goûter II, Painting

François-Xavier de Boissoudy

Goûter II, 2020
55.1 x 43.3 inch
Painting

$6,950

Armand Rouiller, Paysage de campagne, Painting

Armand Rouiller

Paysage de campagne, 1963
15.7 x 27.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$565

Lucia Buccini, Souvenir d´enfance, Painting

Lucia Buccini

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

$745

Hélène Legrand, La chasse au buffle, Painting

Hélène Legrand

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

$4,344

Jean-Gilles Badaire, L'arbre bleu, Painting

Jean-Gilles Badaire

L'arbre bleu, 2018
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$4,964

Speedy Graphito, Awakening of the Genius, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Awakening of the Genius, 2018
60 x 48 inch
Painting

$28,000

Marcos Brêtas, Sans titre, Painting

Marcos Brêtas

Sans titre, 2020
63.8 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$9,929

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
Painting

$666

Silvia Popova, Stairs Crawling on Plants, Painting

Silvia Popova

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

$1,117

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
Painting

$4,468

Todd Koelmel, Clouds 1, Painting

Todd Koelmel

Clouds 1, 2020
12 x 16 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$400

Diana Malivani, Souvenir du jardin estival, Painting

Diana Malivani

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

$14,893

Albena Vatcheva, Oryx, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Oryx, 2021
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$118

Agnès Tiollier, Lumière fauve, Painting

Agnès Tiollier

Lumière fauve, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,227

Ivan Peev, Le bateau, Painting

Ivan Peev

Le bateau, 2021
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$559

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
Painting

$621

Laurent Bouro, Arbres 01.21, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Arbres 01.21, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,344

Jean Jourdan, Evasion, Painting

Jean Jourdan

Evasion, 2021
19.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$968

Luis Alvarado, 6 boeufs tachetés, Painting

Luis Alvarado

6 boeufs tachetés, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$621

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
Painting

$807

Andrzej Borowski, Certaldo, Painting

Andrzej Borowski

Certaldo, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,613

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
Painting

$5,585

Victoria Horkan, Down The Rabbit Hole, Painting

Victoria Horkan

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

$5,159

Artize, Les prés salés, Painting

Artize

Les prés salés, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,986

Mike Gough, Tomorrow, Painting

Mike Gough

Tomorrow, 2021
20 x 20 inch
Painting

$1,330

Dany Soyer, Cerisiers en fleurs, Painting

Dany Soyer

Cerisiers en fleurs, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$546

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
Painting

$360

Clara Crespin, La vie en fleurs, Painting

Clara Crespin

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

$1,303

Elena Troyanskaya, I feel light, Painting

Elena Troyanskaya

I feel light, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$559 $621

Eric Roux-Fontaine, Crazy diamond, Painting

Eric Roux-Fontaine

Crazy diamond, 2020
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$16,135

Ian Hornak, Untitled (Abstract Spring Landscape), Painting

Ian Hornak

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

$4,950

Lucie Ventadour, Les Rioux, Painting

Lucie Ventadour

Les Rioux, 2020
28.3 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,862

Irene Mahon, Nébuleuse d'Orion, Painting

Irene Mahon

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

$658

Pascal Lee, Saturn From Titan, Painting

Pascal Lee

Saturn From Titan, 2020
12 x 12 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,000

Qiongfei Zhang, Tournesols, Painting

Qiongfei Zhang

Tournesols, 2020
55.1 x 157.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$31,028

Jane Everett, Pine Study No.2, Painting

Jane Everett

Pine Study No.2, 2019
36 x 18 inch
Painting

$950

Khatis, Toscane, Painting

Khatis

Toscane, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,103

Tamara Bakhshinyan, Small Composition V, Painting

Tamara Bakhshinyan

Small Composition V, 2021
5.1 x 5.1 inch
Painting

$161

Jeanette Olyhoek, Trip to Voorlinden, Painting

Jeanette Olyhoek

Trip to Voorlinden, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,862

Andriy Chyzhov, Nostalgia, Painting

Andriy Chyzhov

Nostalgia, 2020
47.2 x 82.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,723

Véronique Cauchefer, Texas, Painting

Véronique Cauchefer

Texas, 2019
47.2 x 63 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,468

Yann Letestu, La silhouette rouge, Painting

Yann Letestu

La silhouette rouge, 2021
16.1 x 10.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$683

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
Painting

$245,000

Loraine Motti, Echafaudages, Painting

Loraine Motti

Echafaudages, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$496

Lisa Ford, Étretat, Painting

Lisa Ford

Étretat, 2019
11 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$1,738

Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Making Time, Painting

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Making Time, 2017
29.9 x 24 inch
Painting

$1,350

Suzy Scarborough, Lavender vision, Painting

Suzy Scarborough

Lavender vision, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,500

Pierre Bejoint, Ça sent bon, Painting

Pierre Bejoint

Ça sent bon, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,179

Valérie-Anne Bertin, À la mer, Painting

Valérie-Anne Bertin

À la mer, 2020
13 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,055

John Smither, Seward Park, Painting

John Smither

Seward Park, 2020
56 x 42 x 2 inch
Painting

$8,000

Tarik Chebli, Liepnitzsee, Painting

Tarik Chebli

Liepnitzsee, 2021
45.7 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$4,500

Michel Labbe, Boomerang, Painting

Michel Labbe

Boomerang, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,282

Oksana Chetverikova, The Goddess Zhiva., Painting

Oksana Chetverikova

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

$1,500

Marc Rambeau, Les Marquises, Painting

Marc Rambeau

Les Marquises, 2014
40.2 x 59.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,447

Hélène Halbert, Vibration méditérranéene, Painting

Hélène Halbert

Vibration méditérranéene, 2021
51.2 x 94.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$8,688

Jaime Sicilia, Seascape 160, Painting

Jaime Sicilia

Seascape 160, 2018
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,337

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