What characterizes a landscape painting?
Landscape paintings mainly focus on natural elements such as trees, forrest, valleys, coastlines, rivers, and much more. People are rarely a primary element and are generally absent from the scene depicted.
A brief history of landscape painting
This kind of painting can be traced back to China in the 4th Century. It later emerged in Europe, around the 17th century. It was not until the Renaissance that landscape painting became an official genre of painting. It spread across Europe and gained more recognition as, Manet, Monet and Renoir began creating landscapes in their own style known as impressionism. Landscape painting arrived in the United States around the 20th century. It remains a popular genre to this day among artists and buyers.
The benefits and importance of landscape painting for artists
Nature has a vast array of colors. Painting landscapes is a wonderful way to learn and master composition, lighting, hues and shades. Artists can choose to depict the landscape in more ways than one, from realism to abstract and everything in-between. Landscape painting has the ability to transport us and deliver memorable emotional experiences.
A look in our studio
This month, the focus on landscape painting inspires our surroundings with greenery, natural colors and even paintings created by our own instructors.