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A brief glance through the history of painting trees in the landscape, from Rubens and Poussin to van Gogh and Pissarro.
Some paintings have figures and action which goes beyond staffage, and provides narrative, meaning, or puzzles.
From the early years of landscape painting as a genre in its own right, artists have used it to depict the awe-inspiring but fascinating horrors of the sublime.
I am going to try getting inside the artistic imagination of important landscape painters, and discovering the vision that each had of the landscape. Here are some hors d’oeuvres.
In the absence of any clearly articulated theoretical statements from the core French Impressionists, there are no obvious rules or clear criteria handed down.
Today, many consider him to be the father of American landscape painting.
This Poussin exhibition may not have attracted the same publicity as the recent “Late Rembrandt”, but this book is a milestone in art history, and an excellent reference in its own right.
A short overview of each of the eleven painters and paintings featured so far in the series ‘Favourite Paintings’, forming a concise history of painting from 1400 to 1914.
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.