Traditional landscape canvas art has always depicted the world
as we see it around us: Mountains: Trees: Bodies of water. The sky is more often
than not a dominant feature. One that usually has much to do with depicting the
overall ambience of the painting. Contemporary landscape canvas art is diverse –
It can be detailed and highly realistic, romantic or idealized as was the
tradition over a century ago: It can be impressionistic; in fact one of the more
popular trends among contemporary artists is ‘en plein air’ painting. Many
artists believe that painting directly from nature, as opposed to recalling the
scene at the studio or working from photographs, is the only way to capture the
true spirit of the landscape: Its energy, its ambience.
During the early nineteenth century artists such as Daubigny
and Rousseau began the trend of painting landscapes directly from nature.
Previous to this artists such as Poussin would create idyllic landscapes that
existed primarily in the imagination as opposed to the real world. For the
Impressionists of the mid nineteenth century ‘en plein air’ painting was
paramount: The only way to truly capture the light and its play upon color being
to witness it first hand: Capturing its overall ambience and effect upon nature.
Claude Oscar Monet was devoted to en plein air painting. He
died in 1926 and is considered to be the original Impressionist painter. His
work 'Impression, Sunrise' marking the breakthrough for impressionism. By the
end of the nineteenth century ‘en plein air’ painting was being practiced by
American Impressionists such as Guy Rose and Arthur Hill Gilbert and today many
artists continue to investigate the great outdoors, outdoors. The medium for
landscape art has always been oil paints and today this continues to be the
Contemporary landscapes canvas art frequently features all
the traditional landscapes – Mountains, trees, water and sky. However, today
artists also include manmade features such as bridges, city skylines, buildings,
roads and fences. Many contemporary artists enjoy investigating the interaction
of the natural elements with the manmade – Sometimes emphasizing the effect man
has upon the environment: Reinforcing awareness of environmental issues which
are important to so many people today.
Canvas art featuring mountainous landscapes are majestic and
dominant – In many ways; mountains are portrayed in somewhat of an iconic status
which makes them virtually impossible to overlook: And there are few who are not
drawn to their grandeur. If you wish to make a dramatic statement then canvas
art featuring a mountain landscape will always deliver. Trees are another of
nature’s finest offerings: They too have great presence and are popular features
among contemporary landscape canvas art. In many ways trees are like people –
Each has its own individual characteristics. Tree landscapes – particularly
those featuring just one tree are akin to portraits and demand the viewers
interest in much the say way. Collectively they create a mood, an ambience that
stretches out upon the canvas and into the room.
Water and seascape canvas art rarely fails to draw
attention. Many people have a kind of affinity with water and so are extremely
drawn by images of it. Seascapes are an extremely popular choice among
collectors because of this: It is a diverse compositional tool. Water is one of
the major elements in the world and so more often than not artists will dedicate
the entire canvas to it: Usually enhancing the scene with boats and trees; or
building ambience with a sunset sky. Seascape canvas art that merges the
incredible colors of a sunset upon still waters is calming; relaxing: The
perfect scene to come home to after a long day.
There are many elements incorporated within contemporary
landscape canvas art and styles do vary. Some artists may ebb towards
abstraction and impressionist works while others will remain true to realism:
there are few rules par se with regards to contemporary art. Colors can be true
or fantastic, emphasized or subdued. With so many options available purchasing
contemporary landscape canvas art need not be difficult. Use your instincts to
guide you. Unlike many things in life, with regards to art it is okay to be
impulsive and to respond wholeheartedly to your instincts.
When we consider that art is about emotion and expression it is no surprise that we can achieve spectacular results with the careful placement of wall art. With wall art you can change the ambiance, mood and style of a room by creating a true reflection of your own personal style.
It is important to remember when choosing wall art that your own style is more important than fashion trends. Pick wall art that suits your personality that suits the purpose for which it was chosen. For example do you want sophistication? Are you trying to create the rustic look? Or do you prefer more traditional? Is it a conversation piece you are after, or a mood calmer? Whatever you desire you can be sure that Arts My Passion will have something to suit.
Our canvas art and oil paintings are painted to the highest standards by artists with at least fifteen years experience. We guarantee you won’t get better quality elsewhere. Whatever your room size, whatever your budget, whatever your style, Arts My Passion has it all.
Our wall art ranges from the modern day contemporary canvas art to the reproduction of traditional oil paintings by the great masters. We can produce custom sizes and custom artworks; our limits are infinite.