Landscapes Paintings

Landscapes Paintings, Landscapes Artists and Oil Paintings
Landscapes The first naturalistic landscapes were painted by Durer and Bruegel. Landscapes appeared in most Renaissance paintings, however, only as settings to portrait painting and figure compositions. It was not until the 17th-century Dutch and Flemish schools of Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Meindert Hobbema, Aelbert Cuyp, Rubens, and Hercules Seghers - that they were accepted in the West as independent subjects. The most significant developments in 19th-century painting, however, were made through the Impressionists landscapes and the Neo-Impressionists and Postimpressionists. Styles in landscape painting range from the tranquil, classically idealized world in Claude Lorrain and Poussin works, the precise, canal topography of Francesco Guardi and Canaletto paintings and the structural analyses of Cezanne to the poetic romanticism of Samuel Palmer and the later Constables and Turners and the exultant pantheism of Rubens and Van Gogh. Modern landscapes vary in approach from the Expressionism of Oskar Kokoschka's cities and rivers, Maurice de Vlaminck's wintry country sides, and John Marin's crystalline seascape paintings to the metaphysical country of Ernst, Dali, and Rene Magritte.