Landscape Painting

Written by Sarah Provost
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Landscape painting is among the most popular of all genres for artists and viewers alike. It's a very broad term, which includes everything from the delicate frescoes on the walls of ancient Roman villas to the abstract Impressionist Waterfall by Arshile Gorky. It seems that as long as there has been art, there has been landscape painting.

You can find an incredibly wide range of landscape paintings in every age, school or artistic movement. From Romantic forest scenes to surrealist deserts that never existed, landscapes offer nearly infinite variety. Lush as Vermeer or cryptic as de Chirico, landscape paintings are almost always easy to live with.

Original Landscape Paintings

It is perhaps for this reason that original landscape paintings by lesser known artists are viable in the art marketplace. Even a clumsy or naïve landscape can have a certain charm, and one done competently can be a wonderful addition to a home or office. Browsing the online galleries can show you the amazing selection available.

A good landscape painting is never boring. Like any work of fine art, it should repay repeated viewings with new rewards. A masterpiece of landscape painting, by Constable or Turner perhaps, contains as much mystery and subtlety as the finest of portraits or the most conceptual of abstractions. That, combined with their undeniable decorative assets, makes it small wonder that they are among the most popular of all works of art.


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