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What makes a painting a landscape?

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The word 'Landscape' regarding the art could potentially refer to one of two things. The first one is that the proportions of the artwork are in a 'rectangular' shape and the largest side has to be placed horizontally. That would be the difference between 'Portrait' (Vertical) vs. 'Landscape' (Horizontal) artwork. And the second meaning could be of what the subject is been referred to. A painting of a 'Landscape' usually portrays a scene in the countryside, it could include elements like mountains, rivers, trees, figures and animals, sky and clouds, and some other elements that are not descriptive of an urban location as this would be referred as a 'Cityscape'
Lilac Gallery Ltd.March 18, 2021
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Garden Landscape with Water Views
By Kristina Nemethy
Located in New York, NY
This piece is a bold depiction of an abstract landscape with a colorful and expressive nature. Nemethy uses techniques borrowed from early Tiffany stained glass windows giving this p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Au Jardin" 20th Century French Oil Painting Figures in a Garden Landscape Scene
By Pierre Eugène Duteurtre
Located in New York, NY
A stunning oil painting depicting figures in a garden picking flowers executed in the 20th Century. Duteurtre was known for his charming intimate figurative scenes portraying life in...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Afternoon in Courtyard Garden" Post-Impressionist Oil Painting on Canvas Board
By John Crimmins
Located in New York, NY
Crimmins is known for his colorfully playful and whimsical impressionistic scenes from the 20th Century. This painting is a wonderful display of his charming paints with a view of a ...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Board

Home Garden Scene
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
This piece is a wonderful composition of a home garden scene depicting all the lush greens and the landscaping arrangements, and a stone walking path crossing through it. With vibran...
Category

Early 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

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"Fare Well" (Black Outlined Bunny on Light Blue Background) Oil Painting
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"Jules" (Black Outlined Bunny on Blue Background Oil Painting on Wood Panel)
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Animal Paintings

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"Rain in Soho" Oil on Canvas Painting, Figure Walking in the Rain by The Dutch
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
This painting depicts an impressionistic scene of New York City at night in the rain by the Dutch Restaurant in Soho. Following the great artists from the Ashcan school of the 20th C...
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2010s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

"Audrey with Stars" Mixed Media Audrey Hepburn Portrait on Panel Board
By Jon Davenport
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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Mixed Media, Wood Panel, Polyurethane

"American Rebel" Mixed Media James Dean Collage Composition on Panel Board
By Jon Davenport
Located in New York, NY
This piece depicts a colorful collage composition portrait of James Dean, as Jon Davenport explores the process of deconstructing iconic imagery from the past and present. Davenport ...
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2010s Pop Art Portrait Paintings

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"Sky Full of Stars" Figure wearing Chanel in Paris Oil Painting on Paper
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
Exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, artist Cindy Shaoul creates a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. Her spirited composit...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil

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