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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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Antonino Puliafico, Primi fiori, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Primi fiori, 2021
180 x 240 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$7,402

Xiu, Paysages 218, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 218, 2020
50 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$690

Nicolas Fropo de Habart, Marine, Painting

Nicolas Fropo de Habart

Marine, 2021
65 x 92 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,133

Julien Calot, The bushman and the american couple, Painting

Julien Calot

The bushman and the american couple, 2018
104 x 75 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$4,767

Florence Dussuyer, Valpinçon, Painting

Florence Dussuyer

Valpinçon, 2020
180 x 350 x 4 cm
Painting

$27,600

Michel Trapezaroff, Petit ruisseau au printemps, Painting

Michel Trapezaroff

Petit ruisseau au printemps, 2021
19 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,312

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto, La traversée, Painting

Rodolpho Tamanini Netto

La traversée, 2012
40 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,505

Lucia Buccini, Souvenir d´enfance, Painting

Lucia Buccini

Souvenir d´enfance, 2010
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$753

Svetli Evgeniev, Palm 1, Painting

Svetli Evgeniev

Palm 1, 2021
40 x 30 x 1 cm
Painting

$364

Alexander Daniloff, Pesca fortunata, Painting

Alexander Daniloff

Pesca fortunata, 2020
30 x 20 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$203 $238

Albena Petkova, Parallel I, Painting

Albena Petkova

Parallel I, 2021
100 x 135 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,631

Jean-Gilles Badaire, L'arbre bleu, Painting

Jean-Gilles Badaire

L'arbre bleu, 2018
100 x 81 cm
Painting

$5,018

Marcos Brêtas, Sans titre, Painting

Marcos Brêtas

Sans titre, 2020
162 x 130 cm
Painting

$10,037

Karine Bartoli, Sport d'Hiver, Painting

Karine Bartoli

Sport d'Hiver, 2021
100 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,317

Diana Malivani, Souvenir du jardin estival, Painting

Diana Malivani

Souvenir du jardin estival, 2021
120 x 150 x 4 cm
Painting

$15,055

Emmanuelle Vroelant, Au fil de l'eau, Painting

Emmanuelle Vroelant

Au fil de l'eau, 2018
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,516

JPx, Les 3 voiliers, Painting

JPx

Les 3 voiliers, 2021
40 x 20 x 3 cm
Painting

$169 $188

Magdalena Morey, Ocean Light 1, Painting

Magdalena Morey

Ocean Light 1, 2021
50 x 50 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$900

Agnès Tiollier, Lumière fauve, Painting

Agnès Tiollier

Lumière fauve, 2021
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,262

Waleria Matelska, The beach, Painting

Waleria Matelska

The beach, 2021
31 x 21.5 cm
Painting

$314

Eric Munsch, Poésie maritime, Painting

Eric Munsch

Poésie maritime, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,694

Jean Jourdan, Evasion, Painting

Jean Jourdan

Evasion, 2021
50 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$881 $979

Marko Klomp, Left Behind V - Penguin on the Beach, Painting

Marko Klomp

Left Behind V - Penguin on the Beach, 2020
40 x 50 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,007

Ivan Peev, Le bateau, Painting

Ivan Peev

Le bateau, 2021
60 x 80 cm
Painting

$565

André Hambourg, Saint-Rémy de Provence, Painting

André Hambourg

Saint-Rémy de Provence, 1947
28 x 35 x 2 cm
Painting

$7,276

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

Marie-Pierre Autonne

Le miroir de la Loire, 2021
101 x 101 x 5 cm
Painting

$5,646

Andrzej Borowski, Certaldo, Painting

Andrzej Borowski

Certaldo, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Painting

$1,631

Michèle Magnien (Mileg), Baobabs en clair de lune, Painting

Michèle Magnien (Mileg)

Baobabs en clair de lune, 2013
40 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$866

Victoria Horkan, Down The Rabbit Hole, Painting

Victoria Horkan

Down The Rabbit Hole, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$5,247

Marianne Lefevre, Rêves carmins, Painting

Marianne Lefevre

Rêves carmins, 2021
81 x 54 x 2 cm
Painting

$991

Luis Alvarado, Café du nicaragua, Painting

Luis Alvarado

Café du nicaragua, 2021
75 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,509

Artize, Vive le printemps, Painting

Artize

Vive le printemps, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,505

Pierrette Dijonneau, Les cabanes sur la plage, Painting

Pierrette Dijonneau

Les cabanes sur la plage, 2021
17 x 22 x 1 cm
Painting

$364

Sandra Encaoua, Une île #2, Painting

Sandra Encaoua

Une île #2, 2021
40 x 28 x 2 cm
Painting

$780

Guy Covelli, Le lac, Painting

Guy Covelli

Le lac, 2021
24 x 33 x 3 cm
Painting

$627

Tarik Chebli, Liepnitzsee, Painting

Tarik Chebli

Liepnitzsee, 2021
116 x 150 cm
Painting

$4,500

Jeanette Olyhoek, Trip to Voorlinden, Painting

Jeanette Olyhoek

Trip to Voorlinden, 2017
40 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,882

Eric Roberts, Mars Life, Painting

Eric Roberts

Mars Life, 2021
45.7 x 61 cm
Painting

$1,300

Lucie Ventadour, Les Rioux, Painting

Lucie Ventadour

Les Rioux, 2020
72 x 92 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,882

Andriy Chyzhov, Nostalgia, Painting

Andriy Chyzhov

Nostalgia, 2020
120 x 210 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,764

Charlotte Elizabeth, Take Flight, Painting

Charlotte Elizabeth

Take Flight, 2020
91 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,790

Christine Zanella, Being is love 305, Painting

Christine Zanella

Being is love 305, 2020
25.4 x 25.4 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$753

Demiak, Punjab, Pakistan 2010, Painting

Demiak

Punjab, Pakistan 2010, 2011
24 x 33 cm
Painting

$1,255

Gabriela Culic, It will never be the last time, Painting

Gabriela Culic

It will never be the last time, 2019
120 x 130 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,764

Maximilien Luce, Bord de la rivière avec oies, Painting

Maximilien Luce

Bord de la rivière avec oies, 1910
24 x 36 x 2 cm
Painting

$10,915

Khatis, Toscane, Painting

Khatis

Toscane, 2021
70 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,258 $2,509

Émile Othon Friesz, Nuages Toulon, Painting

Émile Othon Friesz

Nuages Toulon, 1929
38.5 x 46.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$12,169

Yves Brayer, Ruines d’Ostie, Painting

Yves Brayer

Ruines d’Ostie, 1958
50 x 65 x 5 cm
Painting

$12,295

Wonjeong CHO, Flowers 1809, Painting

Wonjeong CHO

Flowers 1809, 2018
45.5 x 53 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,509

Marie-France Boisvert, Le dernier cadre, Painting

Marie-France Boisvert

Le dernier cadre, 2021
102 x 102 x 4 cm
Painting

$5,018

Maurice Sapiro, The Wave Touched the Sky, Painting

Maurice Sapiro

The Wave Touched the Sky, 2016
50.8 x 61 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$3,000

Mike Gough, Our path near the lake, Painting

Mike Gough

Our path near the lake, 2021
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Painting

$1,330

Isabelle Courtois Lacoste, Vue sur mer I, Painting

Isabelle Courtois Lacoste

Vue sur mer I, 2020
50 x 50 cm
Painting

$1,531

Plamen Kirilov, Somewhere in the time V, Painting

Plamen Kirilov

Somewhere in the time V, 2020
130 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,631

Véronique Cauchefer, Texas, Painting

Véronique Cauchefer

Texas, 2019
120 x 160 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,516

Benjamín Lafuente, Apote, Painting

Benjamín Lafuente

Apote, 2010
36 x 53 cm
Painting

$376

Pappas Pärlor, Bootylicious, Painting

Pappas Pärlor

Bootylicious, 2018
49 x 57 x 5 cm
Painting

$1,255

Our recommendations Isabelle Derecque, Let's go get some ice!, Painting

Isabelle Derecque

Let's go get some ice!, 2021
110 x 110 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,760

Jane Everett, Pine Study No.2, Painting

Jane Everett

Pine Study No.2, 2019
91.4 x 45.7 cm
Painting

$950

Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Making Time, Painting

Roberta Pyx Sutherland

Making Time, 2017
76 x 61 cm
Painting

$1,350

Frances Hahn, Lake argyle, Painting

Frances Hahn

Lake argyle, 2020
76.2 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm
Painting

$2,700

Victor Vignon, L’entrée du village, Painting

Victor Vignon

L’entrée du village, 1900
33 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

$9,409

Eva Rodová, Desire to Explore, Painting

Eva Rodová

Desire to Explore, 2021
90 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,882

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

Henri Lebasque

Les Gorges du Loup, route de Grasse, 1926
74.3 x 92.7 cm
Painting

$245,000

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