Landscapes comprise some of the most famous oil paintings of all time. From the Starry Night painting by van Gogh to Paul Cezanne paintings of views of Mont Sainte Victoire and Claude Lorraine’s classical landscape scenes, landscape wall art is a fascinating genre. This brief introduction explores the most beautiful oil paintings of country scenes.
What is Landscape Art?
This is a specific genre of oil painting that involves depictions of the natural world. The content generally includes fields, forests, trees, rivers, mountains, and valleys depicting the natural world. Artists usually create landscape art with a broad view. This “landscape format” allows artists to include more detail in the scene and focus on the land. It is an approach that differs from portrait paintings, which artists usually create in a vertical format.
Landscape Oil Paintings by Famous Artists
Van Gogh’s Starry Night is one of our 100 famous oil paintings. This oil on canvas painting depicts the artist’s view from the mental hospital in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Van Gogh convalesced at this Institution after the breakdown leading to the severing of his ear.
The English artist John Constable also painted incredibly famous English landscape scenes. Constable's The Hay Wain 1821 depicts the countryside so familiar to Constable. Indeed, he repeatedly returned to the countries of Suffolk and Essex during his career. French artists Jean-Baptiste Corot and Nicolas Poussin paintings are particularly well-known in terms of Classical paintings. American paintings from The Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt are some of our Popular Artists.
Impressionist Paintings of Landscapes
Famous Claude Monet paintings are too many to mention. Nevertheless, his Water Lily paintings, River Seine paintings, and the Haystacks series are some of the most famous Impressionist landscapes. Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro are other French Impressionist artists recognized for their landscape wall art.
Discover an impressive collection of fine art reproductions by some of the greatest landscape painters. Landscape oil paintings and famous painting reproductions are available in many sizes to suit even the largest wall space.