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Landscape paintings for sale

Landscape painting is the art of depicting natural scenery such as mountains, trees, fields, rivers and forests and can also cover the urban equivalent, often referred to as ‘cityscapes.’

It is thought that the earliest landscape paintings were frescos (a type of mural painting) from Minoan Greece in 1500 BCE. These commonly depicted hunting scenes, however unlike modern landscapes; they had a strong emphasis on human and animal figures, rather than just the landscape setting.

Today landscape art is very popular; however this was not always the case. Many years ago, it was considered ‘low in status’ as portraits were at the height of fashion and were what people were most willing to pay a lot of money for.

However over the years this art form gained popularity, as more and more artists took on the difficult challenge of creating landscape art. One of the most famous landscape painters was Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788). He was known for creating simple yet striking landscapes and is credited as being the originator of the 18th century British landscape school.

Landscape art covers a wide range of painting styles and genres including abstract, impressionism, realism, surrealism and photorealism, with something to suit all tastes.

Landscape paintings technique

Landscape art depicts nature at its finest by capturing the beauty of mountains, valleys, water, field and forests. It first emerged as a Western independent genre during the Renaissance of the 16th century. Early landscape arts sought to illustrate an ideal landscape recalling Arcadia, a legendary but quiet and serene part of Greece known for its pastoral beauty. In classical landscape, the positioning of objects was always carefully placed to present a harmonious and timeless mood. The classic landscape style was perfected by French artists Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. Both had spent many years in Rome and were inspired by the countryside. Poussin believed that landscapes could express powerful emotions in the same way human drama depicted in history painting. Thus, he strived to elevate the landscape to a higher status. We believe he succeeded, judging by the continued success and popularity of this genre today.

As you browse our landscape art collection, you may well notice three main styles appearing time and time again. They can be defined as representational, impressionistic and abstract; each of these styles has its own characteristics and features. 

Landscape art is always created to demonstrate the natural beauty of our world, be it in a calming, fierce, or surreal style.

Representational landscape art is the most natural of the genre. You’ll find no special colours or filters used in representational landscape art pieces. Instead, this type of painting focuses primarily on the naturally occurring beauty in nature and creates a realistic picture of the subject, allowing Mother Nature to shine in all of her glory without embellishment. 

By contrast, abstract landscape paintings focus less on the surrounding environment of the landscape and instead focus on the main subject of the image. For example, this feature could be a mountainside, a tree branch or a shadow cast by a large natural object.

Finally, impressionist landscape art refers to paintings that depict a realistic landscape with unusual lighting. This is achieved through various techniques, including incorporating bright and unnatural colouring into the natural scene. You will also find pieces that separate the background from the foreground using a soft focus.

You’ll find a wide collection beautiful landscape artwork in our online gallery incorporating each of these styles to suit your preference. 

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From charcoal original drawings that capture the very spirit of the animal kingdom to highly detailed graphite drawings for sale that show the emotion of people or places, a variety of materials are used to create these stunning pieces with ink. Oil and pastel also make an appearance in some of our unusual artwork drawing pieces. 

Our drawings for sale have been carefully selected by the Art2Arts team who spend countless hours forging relationships with the best artists from across the UK and Europe, so you can find original drawings in charcoal, pastel or graphite created by real talent from the comfort of your own home. 

A reputable space to enjoy original drawings and to buy drawings online, Art2Arts has built up an enviable reputation for quality, exceptional service and the ability to promote the best artistic talent from across the UK and beyond.

Browse our latest collection of drawings for sale below and discover pieces that resonate with you to add to your growing collection or simply to adorn the walls of your home or office.

Thanks to the Arts Council England's Own Art interest-free loan scheme, we make owning original drawings more affordable than ever before and make financing your latest piece simple and straightforward. Just choose your favourite drawings for sale, and our team will be happy to guide you through the process so you'll have a new artwork drawing ready to hang in no time. 

Thanks to our dedicated artwork drawing delivery service, we also ensure that any drawings for sale are delivered UK wide and internationally in perfect condition, so you can buy drawings online from Art2Arts with total confidence. 

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