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Landscape Art for Sale

It’s not just our world’s landscapes that keep changing; landscape painting is an ever-evolving art that has undergone many transformations over the centuries. For a long time, the genre wasn’t as popular as it is today since capturing fields and forests, rivers and oceans, and mountains and valleys took a backseat when compared to genres that focused on people.

However, artists like Lesley Blackburn continue to bring landscapes to life in breath-taking ways – after all, landscape art is more than just painting a pretty image. It’s all about evoking emotions, offering a soothing and warm feeling (especially for city-dwellers), adding a visual impact to our homes, and inspiring the desire for adventure and travel…

There are many reasons why people love this type of art. If you’d like to discover the perfect settings for storytelling – and beautiful interpretations of the natural world – Onlin Art Gallery has everything you could possibly need.

A Brief History of Landscape Art

For hundreds of years, landscapes were not the focal point of paintings but simply part of the background. In Europe, landscape art started to gain recognition in the 16th and 17th centuries; however, it was a more popular subject in the East, as many landscape paintings date back to the 4th century in China.

In the West, landscape paintings tended to be bucolic and idyllic, ranging from Ancient Greece to fantasy lands, such as Arcadia. They also represented scenery – and scenes – from the Bible and focused on mythological elements that added more meaning and interest to each painting. Many paintings were also more ‘ominous’ than they are today, with darker scenes that set a different mood when compared to a style like Impressionism.

The trend continued during the 18th century, as this type of art focused on pastoral landscapes and the divine. Of course, Romanticism was also rising at this point in time, so landscape art was a way to escape from the growing industrialisation that characterised the European continent.

Contemporary landscape art is still in a state of constant transformation. You can find awe-inspiring scenery on the one hand and, on the other, encounter art that evokes a sense of loneliness or get inspired by work that is highly metaphorical – the options are endless. You can get the best landscape paintings for sale here at Onlin Art Gallery.

Landscape Art for Your Home

Whether you’re looking for a piece that portrays the night sky or a painting that reminds you of a spring day in a meadow, you’ll love landscape art.

You also don’t have to compromise on style, so make sure you find the one that speaks to you. A piece like Wensleydale, done in an Impressionist style, could be exactly what you’re looking for. Impressionism, which started in the 19th century, reflected the art culture of the time – artists didn’t have to stay in their studios to paint, not when they could take advantage of oil paint tubes and put brush to canvas wherever they were.

Artists can paint anywhere today and find inspiration in the brightest or darkest of settings. The artists we showcase at the Onlin Art Gallery have been able to capture nature in all its glory and are now looking to share it with you.

So, if you’re searching for landscape paintings for sale, we’ve got you covered. Simply get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more about our artists or if you have any other questions about our paintings.

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