Landscape art can be typically defined as a painting or photograph in which the prime theme is NATURE. Interestingly, a landscape artist's paintings most of the time will portray scenes and views of the natural surroundings, at times more or less meticulous than other artists work. Generally, most of the landscape paintings are created with the usage of either oil or acrylic paint, even though there are many other mediums available that the artists can unitize.

Each style has its own unique attributes that undeniably varies either due to the pigment (colors), lighting and props used while creation of the artwork. Conventionally, landscape art richly portrays the surface of the earth, but there are other categories of landscapes, such as moonscapes, skyscapes, seascapes, riverscapes, cityscapes, hardscapes, and many more.

Well, if you will look back into the past, then you will find that the most primitive pure landscapes artwork with no human figures are  frescos from Minoan Greece that dated back around 1500 BCE. In landscape paintings and photographs, supplementary components are hardly added, other than the different aspects of landscape itself.

By practice, usually animals and human figures are not included in landscape pieces, nor are imageries of oceans. The prime aim behind each piece of landscape artwork is to exhibit the natural magnificence of nature, be it serenity, ferocious or surreal. All these forms you can find on an online landscape art gallery.

Even though, each and every artist has his or her own flair of painting, a landscape piece of artwork, this genre is normally divided into three categories: representational, impressionistic and abstract.

Representational Landscape Art

Representational form of landscape art paintings is the most elementary and simple genre among other three types. In representational piece of art, no exceptional colors or filters are being put into use, so as to yield a non-realistic effect. Relatively, artists in representational landscape art paintings put emphasis on the obviously befalling exquisiteness of nature, and paint a realistic picture of the theme that they have picked up to paint.

Impressionistic Landscape Art

Impressionistic form of landscape art paintings put prime emphasis on representing a realistic scene in an almost quixotic light. This is attained simply with the usage of numerous methods, including fencing off the foreground from the background by means of soft focus, putting in an application of rare lighting techniques or integrating saturated, bright or atypical colors into the scene. Impressionistic landscape art work banks extremely on the artist or photographer's visualization and knack to create a spectacular image from nature, through his artistic bent.

Abstract Landscape Art

Abstract form landscape art paintings on the other hand counts less on the adjoining environment of the landscape, and more on the demonstration of the main theme of the image. In an abstract landscape piece of art, the artist may put the landscape in the background of the painting, and in the foreground he or she may put more emphasis on a particular element, such as a distinctively shaped tree branch, or the shadow casted by any huge object.

To summarize, we would say that it doesn't at all matter if one prefers an urbanite scenery or nature, as a landscape artist's paintings can exhibit both type of surroundings. Even though, a good amount of contemporary landscape paintings will magnificently display urbanite scenery like the view of a town's buildings, many abstract paintings even do a great job at exalting the beauty of a natural scene. Browse through these unique and distinctive paintings in our Landscape Art Gallery and adorn your home or office spaces with them.