Landscape Painting (or Landscape Art), refers to the depiction of art of landscapes – natural scenery, like – beaches, mountains, forests, valleys, trees, rivers etc. The physical elements of landforms mingle with water and other elements and produce infinite number of scenes which are mesmerizing. Landscape backgrounds for figures make important part of Landscape Art.Landscape paintings offer a wide view of scene and sky and weather are often important elements of its composition.
Cultural differences can affect the way people perceive these landscapes. Two main traditions which were prevalent in Landscape Paintings were: Western Art and Chinese Art Tradition. In East Asian Art, a spiritual element has been present and properly recognized since the beginning. In the west, it became explicit only with Romanticism.
Landscape views in art may be totally imaginary, or real depicted with varying degrees of accuracy. Be it of any age, landscapes have been an inspiration for artists to express themselves or the contemporary society or any abstract idea or thought. Artists usually select landscapes as their subjects due to various reasons. Some want to represent or replicate their natural beauty, some choose to create these depictions to study and explore various aesthetic elements, such as –light, colour, texture, etc. Some artists want to explore nature as a way to tell a story, illustrate an idea, conceptualize a metaphor or depict some deep hidden inhibitions.
Tracing the genre’s evolution and critically analysing famous landscape paintings throughout history enables us to visually recognize these differences and comprehend where contemporary landscape painters may have found their motivation to paint them. Watercolour or oil has been mostly used for such paintings.
If any of your favourite landscape photo to painting, it gives you a feeling that you are actually present there and enjoying its picturesque beauty.Whether you prefer vast seascapes, glorious mountain ranges, or silent lakes, landscape paintings have all options to offer you. If you are looking for something specific (a large oil on canvas enigmatic forest landscape), you can opt for a personalized painting for you.