One of the most atmospheric paintings by any Impressionist, it is mystifying that Sisley’s wonderful landscapes have been all but forgotten.
Ask which were the first landscape paintings in Western art, and most would suggest works of Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, or Joachim Patinir. But they were actually very late compared to frescoes of the Cycladic civilisation, some three millenia before.
Two late paintings portraying tranquil sunlit scenes of dawn over still water, remarkable in their anticipation of Impressionism.
In his later years, Poussin turned more to landscape painting. This is one of his most sublime and pure landscapes, idealised rather than representing any view of the real world, and one of the greatest landscape paintings.
This watercolour landscape would not look out of place alongside the works of Turner and other masters 300 years later. It is one of many pioneering works by the versatile genius of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer.
This series of articles set out to consider how faithfully landscape painters have tried to depict the views and objects that they paint, as the ‘truth’ of their painting.
Cézanne’s final style, featuring his characteristic ‘constructive stroke’ with patches of colour built from groups of parallel brushstrokes, […]
Paul Cézanne has been repeatedly described as the ‘father’ of several of the major movements in painting which […]
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a pioneer scientist and polymath who had great influence over nineteenth century research […]
Marks making the illusion, truth to nature, and rich narrative – these are the qualities that I try to find and build into my landscape paintings.