Impressionism

The Best Landscape Paintings to Greet Autumn

Pola Otterstein 28 September 2017 min Read

Now that summer is officially over, looking through the window in many places is all about rain and clouds. To inspire us with the more beautiful aspects of the season, why not remind ourselves of some great pieces of art that depict colorful leaves and the sun shining through them? So, what are some of the best landscape paintings to greet autumn?

1. Hyde Park, Camille Pissaro

With amazing color accuracy, Hyde Park in London, England has never looked more beautiful. Camille Pissaro, the Impressionist and Postimpressionist painter, understood how to present nature in its full glory without making it mundane.

Hyde Park, Camilie Pissaro, 1890, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, best landscape paintings
Hyde Park, Camilie Pissaro, 1890, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

2. The Small Meadows in Spring, Alfred Sisley

The way this artist captured nature was unbelievably beautiful! Sisley valued his close friendship with Claude Monet, and it is not difficult to see the effects of it – over time their works became quite similar to each other. This painting beautifully presents what Sisley celebrated most in his en plein air works – the consistency of colours.

The Small Meadows in Spring, Alfred Sisley, 1880-1881, National Gallery, London, best landscape paintings
The Small Meadows in Spring, Alfred Sisley, 1880-1881, National Gallery, London

3. Path on the Island of Saint Martin, Claude Monet

Our selection of the best landscape paintings for autumn could not be complete without the great landscape painter Claude Monet and his depiction of the French countryside. As we all know, Monet’s landscapes are exemplary and it would be near impossible to improve on his use of colours and soft brushes. This painting simply proves it!

Path on the Island of Saint Martin, Claude Monet, 1881, Philadelphia Museum of Art, best landscape paintings
Path on the Island of Saint Martin, Claude Monet, 1881, Philadelphia Museum of Art

4. The Fountain of Indolence, J.M.W Turner

The English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner may have been eccentric, but his talent in presenting the wonders of nature through his masterful watercolors and oils firmly helped to elevate the genre of the landscape painting to its proper place. In fact, his landscapes are truly breathtaking. Looking at the Fountain of Indolence, we really can begin to like autumn more.

Fountain of Indolence, J.M.W Turner, 1834, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, best landscape paintings
Fountain of Indolence, J.M.W Turner, 1834, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton

We hope you enjoy our choice of the best landscape paintings to greet autumn!

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