Landscape art refers to works that take inspiration from nature. Imageries in these works vary from mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests. This art form has evolved over the years, from classical paintings of rolling hills to modern, sometimes even urban landscapes of metropolitan scenes. These works span across any and all mediums, allowing artists the freedom to interpret such imageries through their eyes. Landscape art has maintained its stronghold as a theme for centuries, from Chinese ink paintings dating back to 1200 to J.M.W. Turner's 19th-century seascapes, to land artists such as Richard Long who creating artworks directly within landscapes.
Landscape works in the 21st century have been known to commonly be taken on with other genres. Examples include abstract and pop landscapes. Landscape photography has also proven itself as one of the most widely photographed subjects since the invention of the camera and continues to be as such. Chinese contemporary artists also frequently document not only natural landscapes but also the growth of the socio-economic landscapes that surround them.
Natural landscape art has the power to breathe life into any space, no matter how sterile they may be. Interpretations of cityscapes that depict buzzing urban landscapes also come with a different power that brings a dynamic feel to any mundane space. From soothing minimalist landscapes to their eccentric Pop urban counterparts, take a look at these landscape works that The Artling has in store:
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