#landscape

Nature

Take Me Down to My Boat on the River: Rivers in Famous Paintings

From the dawn of civilization, rivers have been the crux of human life. Most great cities are built around rivers. We use them for sustenance,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 31 May 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Giorgione, The Tempest

Giorgione and his masterpiece The Tempest form the rare combination of a mysterious artist and a mysterious painting. This small canvas has puzzled...

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 May 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Hasegawa Tōhaku, Pine Trees

Japan is a country of distinctive traditional arts such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy, and bonsai. A rich history of artists fills their museums...

James W Singer 23 May 2021

Seasons

Around the World in Spring Through Paintings

Spring has inspired artists from all over the world for generations. The melting away of the cold winter and burgeoning of new life in every corner...

Maya Tola 15 March 2021

featured

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

Nearly 150 years after his death, African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines last month. This happened when his Landscape...

Alexandra Kiely 27 February 2021

Nature

Painting Brazil: Vistas of João Batista da Costa

This collection of paintings in idyllic settings is the legacy of artist and illustrator João Batista da Costa. Batista da Costa was active in...

Maya Tola 24 November 2020

Art State of Mind

The Allure of Ruins — Architectural Decay in Art

There is a haunting beauty in architectural ruins. War or the passage of time has ravaged the magnificent feats of earlier civilizations. But in...

Maya Tola 16 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francis A. Silva, Kingston Point, Hudson River

Wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and harmony. All...

James W Singer 8 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Winslow Homer, Summer Squall

The crashing waves roar with a deafening thunder, and the foamy spray flies with a quickening speed. Great gusts of wind blow the waters over the...

James W Singer 11 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Lyonel Feninger, Sailboats

Cubism. The word instantly evokes images of Picasso and his figures with multiple noses. However, there is more than just Picasso who excels in this...

James W Singer 30 August 2020

Nature

The British Landscape in Art

The British Landscape: where do we start? From Turner to Hogan the British landscape presents a constant challenge to artists to capture its elusive...

Sarah Mills 25 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Caspar David Friedrich, Abbey in the Oakwood

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020