In this blog, I wanna talk about some famous landscape paintings. Whereas portrait paintings are portrayal of humane beauty, Landscape painting is a visual art genre, where natural topography is portrayed, and maybe a metaphorical representation of personage. Though paintings from ancient and classical periods enclosed natural, scenic parts, landscape failed to emerge as a freelance mode within the western tradition, till the Renaissance.

These paintings tend to fall more under the academic control. Oil Paints are concerned with all attributes of sight: darkness, light, solidity, and color, form and position, distance and propinquity, motion, and rest.

1.Water Lilies-Claude Monet

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Artist: Claude Monet

Medium: Oil Paints

When: He made 250 paintings of water lilies, as a series.

Now at: These paintings are displayed across the world, in various museums.

From 1883-1910, he made several oil paintings, depicting the same water lilies, from his garden, but in a divergent demeanor.

Monet began his work in 1883 in the small village of Giverny, downstream from Seine, Paris. These oil paints are archetypal with willows existing only as deliberation, and shrubbery and emeritus in this watery palatine isolate from the exterior world to fabricate his decider string, the water lilies.

Here he endangers the oil painting after wavering depiction of the pond, its water lilies and the manifesting light at all hours of dusk, day and dawn. In several work of strings, he encompasses portray of the willows on the verge, the humpback bridge and the dawn ether. But he ultimately assiduous merely on the pond itself. He furnishes the unflawed aspect of the work with an image of the pond, giving the onlooker the strong imitation of standing in the center of the pond.

The sky, with its white cloud, is considered in the water so the blue of the sky and blue of the water are one, Only the residence of water lilies helps the out looker to understand that thus, is the reflection. Monet was rehabilitating his landscape and gardens to better motivate his work or as he put it “I am good for nothing except painting and gardening”. Fundamentally, he created the perfect place for quite reflection, then spent the rest of his days capturing it in oils.

2.The Oxbow-Thomas Cole

The Oxbow-Thomas Cole

The Oxbow-Thomas Cole

Artist: Thomas Cole

Medium: Oil Paints

When: 1836

Now at: Metropolitan Museum of Art

In 1836, Thomas Cole the instigator of Hudson River School dispenses us with his oil on canvas baptized “The Oxbow”.

The painting portrays an amorous bird’s-eye view of the Connecticut River Valley directly after the cloudburst. It has been elucidated as skirmish of fauna and attainments.

The oils on canvas has persuasively rebuke regarding the extensively disputed topic of westward expansion.

The configuration has been carved up into two halves through a diagonal line from lower right towards upper left.

The left side painting delineates the consummate outlook of land, a stand point that evoke suspicion of peril and even dense alarm. The side is so intensified by ill-lit squall cloud that sounds to belabor the not-too-distant middle ground with rain. This part of painting outlines a self-denying landscape, nature fabricated by god and unblemished by personage. It is rugged, desolate and barren. The untamed wilderness outlooked through “blistered tree” at lower left side.

If the left side of oils is exalted in purport then the right side can discern a tranquil, conflict-free landscape that personage has vanquish to their will.

Fauna nibble, scourge fatten, fumes billows from chimneys, boats sail upon the river which was formerly wild has been tamed. The downpour, which menace the left side of painting has sinister the strengthen land on the right side and no substandard for the erode. The sun shines luminously, filling the right side of the canvas with the golden glow of a crisp afternoon.

3.The Starry Night-Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night-Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night-Vincent Van Gogh

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh

Medium: Oil Paints

When: 1889

Now at: The Museum of Modern Art

In June 1889, Vincent Van Gogh oil paints “The Starry Night”. The picture has been painted through a memory in Van Gogh’s ground floor studio.

The field of vision has been substantiated as the one from his bedroom window, facing east, a view which Van Gogh oil paints variations of no fewer than twenty-one times.

He illustrates the visions at the contrasting time of day and under various climatic conditions, including the sunrise, moonrise, sunshine-filled day, overcast days, windy days and one day with rain.

The illustrative element uniting all of these paintings in the diagonal line coming in from the right depicting the low rolling hills of the Alpilles mountain.

Van Gogh was not allowed to go different rooms, that’s why he has painted from one window but has tried to figure out all weather in one go.

4.Impression, Sunrise- Claude Monet

Impression, Sunrise- Claude Monet (famous landscape paintings)

Impression, Sunrise- Claude Monet

Artist: Claude Monet

Medium: Oil paints

When: 1872

Now at: Musée Marmottan Monet

The oil paints of Impression sunrise have been designed from a scene in the port of Le Havre. The painting is fabricated in 1872 at time of impressionism.

Monet outlooks a murk, which dispense a murky framework to the piece set in the French harbor. The orange and yellow tincture disparity masterly with the dark vessel, where little, if any detail is immediately visible to the audience.

It is salient and impromptu work that shows the smaller boats in the foreground almost being get moving along by the movement of the water.

sardonically, impression, sunrise is not archetypal of Monet’s work, although it does carry elements of his normal style.

The horizon has disappeared and the water, sky, and reflections have merged together.

The building and ships in the background are only vogue shapes and the red sun dominates the painting.

Monet himself commented:” it really can’t pass as a view of Le Havre” . His aim was to create an accurate landscape, but to record the impression formed while looking at that landscape.

5.The Flamingos- Henri Rousseau

The Flamingos- Henri Rousseau

The Flamingos- Henri Rousseau

Artist: Henri Rousseau

Medium: oil paints

When: 1907

Now at: Private Collection

In 1907, Henri presented his oil on canvas baptized “The Flamingo”. In the oil paint there are a ménage of four pink flamingoes on the verge, fringe up in acme edict, belonging several constitutes . Across the water from the verge is a malice or holm, upon which are three villagers.

The river is profuse with sublime and pleasing lilies. White lotus flowers levitate on the surface and pink and yellow ones be tall on stems high above the water. Across the verge is a equatorial bush.

The Flamingoes accentuate is on the left hand portion of the picture. The lilies indicate a perception of tranquility and serene. The lilies come in conjunction in consonance and draw recognition to the flamingoes. The flamingoes are fringe up in a crew, with the juvenile at anterior and eldest at rear.

Rousseau uses a lot of blues and greens in his oil paint as averse to warm advancing colors, such as pinks and yellows.

It is thought that the maestro’s engrossment in equatorial climes stemmed from illustrations he admired in children’s book.

6.The Hay Wain- John Constable

The Hay Wain- John Constable

The Hay Wain- John Constable

Artist: John Constable

Medium: Oil paints

When: 1821

Now at: The National Gallery

THE HAY WAIN at first clepe LANDSCAPE-NOON is oil on canvas by John Constable shellac in 1821.

The oil on paints outlines rural locale on the River Stour between the English countries of Suffolk and Essex. Here Constable espouse to present his oils as a landscape which coast into the interspace in sun-permeate paddock, counterbalance by the bracing waters of the pool in the spearhead. The essence of this decorate is very much rural life and the enchantress of the landscape which the artist loved so much. The oil paint is passably ruinous chiefly collate to the high-key trouper works. The HAY WAIN is portrayed as a real scene and therefore symmetry is not as important as realism in the piece.

The oil paint can easily be parted into two well defined ethical groups constituting the land and the sky. THE HAY WAIN oneself is a epitome horse-drawn cart which would have been a regular instance of agriculture impedimenta came into play in the course of maestro’s adolescent.

The cottage in the left side of the persona was lease by a smallholder and stands beyond Flatford Mill, concede by Constable’s father. The discrete tones all accompany each other and are replicate to add polyphony to this piece: the blue of the pool is give back in the sky and the red of the house is accentuated tenderly in the trees and in the trappings of the horse. The trees and grass circumscribe the whole work of art with relief from the yellow, pasturelands vanishing to the right which help to cessation the oil paint from specious closed in or too pinched.

Complete and perfect beauty-something that could only be created in a mythical or biblical world- was popular during Constable’s time. The maestro oil paint nature as it was, and hid work was a breadth of fresh air in an world full of over-dramatic and stylized landscape.

7.Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes-Martin Johnson Heade

Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes-Martin Johnson Heade

Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes-Martin Johnson HeadeArtist: Martin Johnson Heade

Medium: Oil paints

When: 1871-75

Now at: National Gallery of Art

In 1871-75 Martin Johnson Head call attention to the impression of marshlands in the periphery of Newbury near the mouth of Merrimack river. Heade apprehend the indispensable character of the wetlands environment.

Heade oil paints the tides, aero logical prodigy, and other legitimate vehemence that molded the gesture of the quag and manifest how the land was bring into play for hunting, fishing and the harvesting of aerologicaly transpire salt hay.

Unforeseen, no further maestro of the era has probe and scrutinize the idiosyncratic caliber of the marshes in such a succor and intricate way.

This oil paint is the pre-eminent instance how Heade poise numerous counterpoise vehemence in his wetland composition. The flexuous stroke of the sinuous estuary receding into the unlatch unadorned on the right is redeem by the discernible poundage of the haystack and apple tree on the left. The tempo of the estuary’s gesticulation is accompany by the billow wave specimen that the tree tops and could unearth covering the sky. The pink clouds are imitated in the superficial pool of water at the bottom most center of the oil paint and the form of the tree propensity is left in echoed in the scrape of the lofty attenuated clouds laid in the upper right plight.

Eventually, the oil paint’s foremost monogram, sunlight and shadow, glimpse, for illustration, in its raveled cloud shadows and the overnice innards from light to dark covering the body of the mound ,informs and unknots all its visual elements.

8.The Olive Trees- Vincent van Gogh

The Olive Trees- Vincent van Gogh

The Olive Trees- Vincent van Gogh

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh

Medium: Oil Paints

When: 1889

Now at: Museum of Modern Art

This oil paint is one of the five oil paints Gogh made in 1889. Composition occurred directly from nature but animated by Seurat-like blotch plunged unreal transit of broken color, these works acknowledged to contemporary creations.

He was engrossed by the ever-changing color of the olive trees and tried to find out a good way of painting their lopsided growth. His infusion was to use agitating brushstrokes, bold outlines around the trunks and blotched blue shadows. His composition of olive pickers bespeak the relationship between personage and creation by outlooking one of the cycles of life, harvesting or demise. It is also an instance how individuals, through interaction with world, can connect with the saintly.

The upshot of the daylight and the sky means there are immeasurable subjects to be found in the olive trees. At times, when the tree denude its blanch floweret and big blue flies, Kelly fruit beetles and cicadas in great number fly about, everything is plunge in pure blue. Then, as the bronzer verdure takes on the nubile tones, the sky is radiant and streaked with green and orange, then again, further into autumn, the leaves Take on violet tones something of the color of a lush figure, and this violet effect palpable itself most fully with the contrast of the large, whitening sun within pale halo of light lemon.

9.Flatford Mill- John Constable

Flatford Mill- John Constable

Flatford Mill- John Constable

Artist: John Constable

Medium: Oil Paints

When: 1816

Now At: Tate Modern, London

In 1816, John Constable provided with his oil painting. It is one sizeable mounting canvas to be painted for the most part healthful. It outlooks the pastoral locale, as two lighter wherry and their unit headway up the River Stour. Lighter wherry were in convoy beside the river by ropes fasten to a horse, which had to be disengage to allow the barges to be stanchion under Flatford bridge, which the wherry are appealing. In the picture the boy is disconnecting a rope and another sits astraddle a tow-horse.

10.View of Toledo- EL Greco

View of Toledo- EL Greco

View of Toledo- EL Greco

Artist: El Greco

Medium: Oil Paints

When : 1596–1600

Now at: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

EL Greco was leading figure of the Spanish Renaissance of the 15th and 16th century.

View of Toledo is one of the two surviving landscapes.

Most notable is the distinct color contrast between the dark and somber skies above and the glowing green hills below. In his painting he takes liberties with the actual layout of Toledo insofar as certain building locations are rearranged. However, the location of the castle of San Servando, on the left, is accurately depicted.


We have looked at several paintings. Painted in different series and with different phenomena, all have provided us with some message and thought.

Artists around history have really worked hard to present their imaginations and idea through the medium of paints, flora and fauna, attainment. Artist has painted their famous paintings & creations in different circumstances some has painted while travelling, while some has painting during World war, also some has painted during chronic disease.

Which colors are mostly used in landscape painting?

There is no particular color one must use for landscape painting, it depends on the taste of a person.

Why should a person will buy landscape painting?

There are 4 reasons to buy it : -The artist's hand gives you a perfect painting. -There is emotion attached to an artist's painting. -An artist can give a finishing touch to the painting. -The artist's painting can be beyond your imagination.

What makes a good landscape painting?

Many landscape paintings do not have complex color composition, but rather a simple harmony of green, blues and earthy colors. To ensure your painting does not end up monotonous, you need to create subtle variations in areas with a narrow range of colors.

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