• A History of Landscape Art

    Landscape art is often a genre that artists choose to explore when first becoming interested in engaging with their artistic side.

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  • The History of Landscape Art

    One glance at The Fighting Temeraire or Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus and you will immediately understand why Turner was given the nickname he was.

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  • The Marine Art

    Rafts or boats, in some form or another, will likely have existed at least some 50,000 years ago. And sooner or later, along came marine art.

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  • The Sand Art

    The long evolution that has unravelled has led to this unique form of art that has come to be known as “sand art”.

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LANDSCAPE ART

Evolution

Dutch Golden Age of painting

Evolution

Dutch Golden Age of painting

Landscape painting began to improve its fashionable status in Europe from the 17th century as a result of theDutch Golden Age of painting Dutch Golden Age of painting.

Modern day

L.S. Lowry

Modern day

L.S. Lowry

Artists like L.S. Lowry, however, managed to gain recognition in the 1950’s with such urban landscapes as “Industrial Landscape”.

The Early Wildlife Art

Cueva de las Monedas

The Early Wildlife Art

Cueva de las Monedas

Another is of a reindeer in the Cueva de las Monedas in Spain, and likely depicted around the time of the last ice-age

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Britain’s Greatest Landscape Artists

Some of the best landscape artists in the world have been British, it is hardly surprising that this nation has produced such a plethora of outstanding painters as the British countryside is among the most diverse and beautiful in the world. From the towering mountains of Scotland, to the rugged coast of Cornwall, the fantastic […]

Artists That Make Beach Trash into Classy Art

Art can be made from virtually anything, and as modern-day artists strive to produce something new and different, their attentions are turning to all manner of materials that they can use. And there is a new fad to focus on ocean trash to give inspiration. The current story of what mankind is doing to its […]

Orientations – Landscape, Portrait, or Square?

When artists decide to sit down and paint, the normal orientation decisions are Landscape, Portrait, or Square. And to make these three options more clear we offer definitions of each of the three so you can distinguish between them. Landscape Firstly painting in landscape style is as about as natural as you can get, it […]

Tips for Great Landscape Painting

If you are a budding artist and enjoy landscape painting then we have put together a list of tips to help you along and improve your skill. Some artists are natural and born to paint, but for others the pastime can be challenging, well don’t give up it is only through practice that you will […]

The Intricacies of Land Art – Part 2

The impact of the environment Within the genre of land art, there is an important distinction between artists who care about the potential damage their art may have on the environment and those who care only about the aesthetic results. Robert Smithson’s 1969 work While Spiral Jetty is regarded as his seminal work. However, it […]

Intricacies of Land Art – Part 1

At a time when our relationship with the environment is becoming more and more unstable, environmental art is more important than it’s ever been. People have changed the environment ever since prehistoric times but have also worked to forge a relationship with nature through stone circles, megaliths, and cave wall paintings. Since those times, a […]

The Sand Art – Part 2

The long evolution that has unravelled has led to this unique form of art that has come to be known as “sand art”. It’s defined as a practice of shaping and moulding sand into a piece of art, such as a sand painting or sand sculpture. A sand castle is just a category of sand […]

The Sand Art – Part 1

The art of building sand castles began a long time ago. Recorded evidence, however, only dates back around some 500 years. Records from the 14th century show that a poet by the name of Balaram Das built sand sculptures in his native country of India. There are a number of people who think that the […]

The Marine Art – Part 2

Themes in marine art The marine artists were traditionally tasked to show ships with harbours as a frame, or sea-battle settings. Starting in the mid-1900s, however, we saw new themes emerge, as a result of more freedom. People wanted play and fresh air, and the seaside provided it for them. For example, John Constable painted […]

The Marine Art – Part 1

Rafts or boats, in some form or another, will likely have existed at least some 50,000 years ago. And sooner or later, along came marine art. The earliest visual reference we have of a boat dates back 8,000 years; since that time, artists have depicted boats, ships, seashores, and, of course, the ocean. It seems […]

The Early Wildlife Art – Part 2

African cave paintings often featured animals. American cave paintings included such animal species as pelican, eagle, octopus, sardine, tea, turtles, whale, sheep, wild goat, deer, lynx, puma, and rabbits, and is known for its remarkable colour and high quality. Rock paintings from Australian Aborigines featured “X-ray” depictions, which showed an animal’s organs and bones. Australian […]

The Early Wildlife Art – Part 1

Wildlife features in some of the very earliest of all known art (pre-historic rock and cave art). Although there’s a case to say that the art is really about food more than it is about wildlife. For much of the remaining history of western art, wildlife was largely absent, as a result of the fact […]

The History of Landscape Art – Part 2

In part one of the series we delved into the beginnings of the landscape art, discussed how this particular genre evolved and changed over time. In the second part of the series we continue the narrative of the change and improvement, as well as taking a look at the modernity of the style and it’s […]

A History of Landscape Art – Part 1

Landscape art is often a genre that artists choose to explore when first becoming interested in engaging with their artistic side. From Turner’s ethereal works to Monet’s Water Lily Pond, these paintings have become so associated with the very fabric of our culture that even those without an artistic bone in their body would recognise […]