The Beauty of a Landscape Through the Eyes of an Artist 🇬🇧
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They're only saying I love you
Every single time we listen to Louis Armstrong sing “What a Wonderful World”, we cannot help but appreciate the beauty of this universally classic song and the reality it expresses.
We have a truly wonderful world.
A huge part of the beauty of this earth are the landscapes we see everywhere. Each region having its own, with different climates and elements, all marvellous in their absolutely unique way.
Landscapes are one of the major themes used by artists as the subject for their art works and, of course, is also one of the favourite subjects in art that people use to decorate their homes or offices. For example, many decorators love the neutrality of landscapes to decorate different types of spaces that sometimes are open to the public.
Since when are landscapes a thing?
Did you know that once landscapes where not important in art, in a way that they could not be the main theme of the artwork?
Before the seventeenth century, landscape was just used for the background of paintings that were basically featuring other themes, like portraits or other subjects. These subjects could range from the mythological and religious to the historical.
So, the first landscapes as the main subject of a painting might have been done by painters Claude Lorraine (French painter best known for, and one of the greatest masters of, ideal landscape painting, an art form that seeks to present a view of nature more beautiful and harmonious than nature itself) and Nicolas Poussin , also a very recognized leading French artist, author of artworks such as “Landscape with Diogenes”..
Later on, through the eighteenth century, landscape painting became increasingly popular, still keeping its very classical background.
Then, the nineteenth century came and was witness of even more interest for this theme. Britain produced two outstanding artists, John Constable and J.M.W. Turner, among others, of course. The French were not left behind, also with their own landscape painters. Landscape painting in France in this time had an important transformation coming from being a not so important genre to becoming an interesting new way of experimenting with art.
Some of the changes that came were the replacing of the Italian idealized scenes for more real and natural landscapes and artists started painting “en plein air”, painting outdoors and making the principal subject, the beauty they had in front of their very own eyes.
Who are famous landscape artists?
There is an exceptionally long list of famous artists that have had landscapes as part of their repertoire of themes. Some of our favourites include, Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Winslow Homer, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Katsushika Hokusai, John Constable, Thomas Cole, Camille Pizarro, Henry Matisse among other painters. Many of their works are literally bursting with emotions and feelings
Why do artists paint landscapes?
Artists that paint natural scenery do so because they seek to transmit the awe and wonder they feel to their viewers, wanting to inspire emotions and passion in them. Artists normally have a heightened sensitivity and want to share with the world the things they appreciate, be it colours, forms, light, texture, etc
They see the sublime in the creation, trees, mountains, lakes, valleys, skies at different times of the day, and paint them with their signature style.
Why do we love to decorate with them?
You can live in the city, with no ocean nearby and have a beach scene right on top of your bed, refreshing the atmosphere and bringing sun and the vacation vibe to your room. You can bring the serenity of the outdoors into your space, it does not matter the weather represented, all depends on what makes you happy.
Landscapes are, many times, reminders of places we have visited and remember fondly, vacation places we have been to, countries we have lived in, etc, but they can also be of places we dream of visiting someday. In this case, these landscape paintings motivate us and become a daily pick me up.
This is what we love about this type of art, how landscape contemporary paintings and contemporary prints can bring energy, to your space and transport you to a far-away natural destination!
Not all landscapes are made from a reality, there are also imaginary landscapes and abstract landscape pieces. Both types also evoke the beauty of the nature surrounding us and are also popular with decorators and homeowners that.
Art5 gallery has amazing landscape artists, and they are:
We at Art 5 Gallery are committed to select artists with a style of their own, talent and special charm to join our team of artists. Each artist has a different theme or style of painting. Some of our landscape artists are:
Nate Cordery: Who has a wonderful talent and paints plein air art works.
Magdalena Morey: Magdalena creates abstract landscapes with bold brushstrokes and brilliant colours.
Louise Brooks: Louise’s sought-after crystal encrusted land and seascapes even have Swarovski pieces in them.,
Yvonne Coomber: This very popular artist brings us cheerful rainbow coloured landscapes that bring joy to everyone.
Tiffany Lynch: Tyffany paints contemporary abstract landscapes with bold colours and fabulous compositions.
Mark Munroe Preston: This talented artist visits with his camera forests and nature and from his pictures he creates beautiful and mysterious works.
Tina Davies: Tina paints interesting landscape motifs on her beautiful handmade ceramics.
David Walker: David paints the natural British rural scene, and his works are collected by his many fans.
Alexandra Richardson: Alexandra paints landscapes which always include a minimalistic tree, also popular among our clients.
Come visit us in our Brighton gallery, in a safe environment, and find beautiful landscape art for you. You can also go online and, from the comfort of your home, browse our complete collection.
Art 5 Gallery is proud to be a member of the Own Art Scheme. Own Art is an Arts Council England funded scheme which makes it easy and affordable for anyone in the UK to buy art. With Own Art you can split the payment over 10 months interest free, and you can even take the work away on the same day! Contact us if you need more information about this fantastic way to collect art.