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Landscape paintings for sale

Landscape painting is the art of depicting natural scenery such as mountains, trees, fields, rivers and forests and can also cover the urban equivalent, often referred to as ‘cityscapes.’

It is thought that the earliest landscape paintings were frescos (a type of mural painting) from Minoan Greece in 1500 BCE. These commonly depicted hunting scenes, however unlike modern landscapes; they had a strong emphasis on human and animal figures, rather than just the landscape setting.

Today landscape art is very popular; however this was not always the case. Many years ago, it was considered ‘low in status’ as portraits were at the height of fashion and were what people were most willing to pay a lot of money for.

However over the years this art form gained popularity, as more and more artists took on the difficult challenge of creating landscape art. One of the most famous landscape painters was Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788). He was known for creating simple yet striking landscapes and is credited as being the originator of the 18th century British landscape school.

Landscape art covers a wide range of painting styles and genres including abstract, impressionism, realism, surrealism and photorealism, with something to suit all tastes.

Landscape paintings technique

Landscape art depicts nature at its finest by capturing the beauty of mountains, valleys, water, field and forests. It first emerged as a Western independent genre during the Renaissance of the 16th century. Early landscape arts sought to illustrate an ideal landscape recalling Arcadia, a legendary but quiet and serene part of Greece known for its pastoral beauty. In classical landscape, the positioning of objects was always carefully placed to present a harmonious and timeless mood. The classic landscape style was perfected by French artists Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. Both had spent many years in Rome and were inspired by the countryside. Poussin believed that landscapes could express powerful emotions in the same way human drama depicted in history painting. Thus, he strived to elevate the landscape to a higher status. We believe he succeeded, judging by the continued success and popularity of this genre today.

As you browse our landscape art collection, you may well notice three main styles appearing time and time again. They can be defined as representational, impressionistic and abstract; each of these styles has its own characteristics and features. 

Landscape art is always created to demonstrate the natural beauty of our world, be it in a calming, fierce, or surreal style.

Representational landscape art is the most natural of the genre. You’ll find no special colours or filters used in representational landscape art pieces. Instead, this type of painting focuses primarily on the naturally occurring beauty in nature and creates a realistic picture of the subject, allowing Mother Nature to shine in all of her glory without embellishment. 

By contrast, abstract landscape paintings focus less on the surrounding environment of the landscape and instead focus on the main subject of the image. For example, this feature could be a mountainside, a tree branch or a shadow cast by a large natural object.

Finally, impressionist landscape art refers to paintings that depict a realistic landscape with unusual lighting. This is achieved through various techniques, including incorporating bright and unnatural colouring into the natural scene. You will also find pieces that separate the background from the foreground using a soft focus.

You’ll find a wide collection beautiful landscape artwork in our online gallery incorporating each of these styles to suit your preference. 

Buy collage art from Art2Arts

Collage paintings have long been a way for artists to express an opening up of their consciousness to the things that surround them and often have a real statement behind their creative process, so collage artwork has so much more to offer than just a visually striking piece to decorate your home.

Original art collage also tends to be vibrant using a rainbow of colours and materials such as photos and textures to tell a story that can be interpreted differently by all that view it, making them a real talking point in any home, office or even retail space.

When buying collage artwork, you know that you can trust Art2Arts to provide you with the latest artists from across Europe that use illustration, photos and a variety of traditional artistic techniques to create pieces that resonate and inspire.

With the ability to connect lovers of collage painting with the best up and coming artists, Art2Arts are proud to be ambassadors of the latest collage artwork and seek to engage with the freshest talent so that there's always something new and exciting to see on our website.

Furthermore, each piece available on the Arts2Arts website is 100% original and won't be found anywhere else, so you know that you'll receive a totally unique collage painting that contains one of a kind illustrations or photos when you place your order via our safe and secure website.

Simply choose the piece of art collage that speaks to you, and we'll arrange for your latest collage artwork purchase to be delivered directly to your door via our specialist artwork courier service.

For those looking to spread the cost of adding to their collage painting collection, we are also able to offer 0% finance arrangements that make owning exceptional pieces of artwork easier than ever before, so talk to the Art2Arts team today to find out more.

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