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Glorious Landscapes of Contemporary Art You Can Own Today

  • Terence Netter - Lavender at Dusk (detail), 2015
July 11, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

Dating back to the ancient Greeks and the Romans, landscape painting evolved greatly throughout the centuries, remaining a vital genre in art. Contemporary landscape artists continue to be inspired by the majesty and mystery of nature, but the very notion of a landscape evolved greatly and broke all boundaries, becoming a subject for experimentation both in the figurative and abstract art. Exploring the psychological and spiritual places in landscapes, artists continue to push the limits of the genre.

We bring you stunning contemporary landscape paintings which you can add to your collection right now.

Featured image: Terence Netter – Lavender at Dusk (detail), 2015. All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

  • Joachim van der Vlugt - The Fortress III, 2019

Joachim van der Vlugt - The Fortress III

A Luxembourg-based artist, Joachim van der Vlugt creates work which is mostly inspired by the classic Dutch and Flemish masters. He takes the two traditional registers of landscape and portrait and mixes them around. He is one of the founding members of the Sixthfloor artist’s collective in Koerich, Luxembourg.

Created in 2019, The Fortress III is composed of a succession of layers, rendered in a voluntarily restricted palette of colors, black and white, brown, beige and blue. After bringing out the nuances and intensity of light, the artist integrates different shapes and geometric forms into his canvas.

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  • Kate Shaw - Lucent, 2018

Kate Shaw - Lucent

The Australian artist Kate Shaw creates stunning landscapes by pouring acrylic paint onto the canvas. Deeply connected to both metaphysical and material world, this artist finds an original way to express her concern about the status of humankind and the way we coexist with nature.

A brilliant abstract landscape, Lycent possess a sublime, yet ephemeral quality. Using paints with vivid hues and iridescent qualities, the artist created an artificiality that leads to a deeper, almost haunting underlying message of environmental toxicity.

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  • Rene Magritte - Le Domaine d'Arnheim, 2010

Rene Magritte - Le Domaine d'Arnheim

The iconic Surrealist painter, Rene Magritte is celebrated for his dreamlike aesthetic and evocative symbols. His works are imbued with a powerful paradox, featuring images that are beautiful in their clarity and simplicity, but which also provoke unsettling thoughts.

This color lithograph is created after the 1938 painting Le Domaine d’Arnheim. In this work, the artist first used the motif of the magisterial eagle-shaped mountain, one which would become one of the most enduring and significant of Magritte’s career. Setting the mountain against two eggs, Magritte explores strange yet possible associations between apparently very different entities.

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  • Mr. Brainwash - Yes Indeed, 2018

Mr. Brainwash - Yes Indeed

An urban artist and a self-proclaimed filmmaker, Mr. Brainwash is not physically involved in the creation of his pieces, but rather provides ideas and guidelines for his creative team. Emulating the styles and concepts of Banksy, a number of critics have speculated that he is an elaborate prank staged by the anonymous street artist.

In this work, Mr. Brainwash takes the historic landscape and overwrites it with the words “Home Sweet Home”, referencing Banksy’s piece by the same name.

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  • Terence Netter - Lavender at Dusk, 2015

Terence Netter - Lavender at Dusk

Terence Netter was a renowned American painter and professor, and a former Jesuit priest who became known for abstract and action paintings. Since Netter had become a devotee and practitioner of Zen Meditation in 2006, his work can be separated into three groups – the paintings created during his priesthood, and those painted later on in his life under the influence of Zen.

Seeking peace in his heart and mind, Netter reflected this in his paintings as well. Characterized by a simple composition and a soft pastel palette, the work Lavender at Dusk offers a feeling of serenity. Painted in minimalist style, the piece captures the special light of the landscape.

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  • Tanc - Sea Scape 18, 2018

Tanc - Sea Scape 18

Tanc explores the possibilities of the line through his unique visual language. Embracing spontaneity, the acclaimed French street artist works towards a synthesis of his name, of tags, of individuals, of music, of life. His pieces are the result of a perfect balance between consciousness and unconsciousness.

In Sea Scape 18, Tanc differs from his aesthetic, depicting a black and white abstracted landscape.

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  • Alexander Calder - Landscape, 1975

Alexander Calder - Landscape

Although Alexander Calder is best known for his delicate mobile sculptures which changed the course of modern art, he also produced a significant painterly oeuvre. Organizing and contextualizing his ideas about movement and the relationships of objects within what he called the system of the universe, he created works with an uncanny, perfect visual balance.

A truly dynamic work, Landscape from 1975 highlights the artist’s recognizable combination of bold shapes and colors and broad sections of color. The swirling, sinuous lines create the illusion of depth and even motion.

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  • Octave Marsal - Vision of today's Nineveh Ruins. Destroyed in October 2016, 2017

Octave Marsal - Vision of today's Nineveh Ruins

A French contemporary drawing artist, Octave Marsal creates masterful drawings which combine subjects. Inspired by architectural drawings or Andō Hiroshige’s prints and Albrecht Dürer’s etchings, he creates vast spaces and imaginary cities that emerge from nowhere and sometimes refer to specific urban or deserted geographical zones.

In this virtuoso work titled Vision of today’s Nineveh Ruins. Destroyed in October 2016, Marsal intermingles epochs. Time and space are the basis of his work which is centered on the notion of utopia.

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  • Duncan de Kergommeaux - Lake Huron, 1986

Duncan de Kergommeaux - Lake Huron

With a career spanning six decades, the Canadian artist Duncan de Kergommeaux is known for evocative canvases which combine abstraction and figuration. He maintained a rigorous studio practice since 1953 with over 50 solo exhibitions and several major museum retrospectives.

In this work, the artist depicted a pre-storm scene at Lake Huron, a vast lake in Canada which has often served as the artist’s inspiration.

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  • Massimo Vitali - #4462:64 Las Catedrales Time Tide, diptych

Massimo Vitali - #4462/64 Las Catedrales Time Tide, diptych

A renown Italian photographer, Massimo Vitali is best known for his monumental color photographs of beaches, pools, and social gatherings, often taken from removed vantage points. These richly colored, detailed large-scale photographs adopt the historical practice of landscape painting and figural studies.

In the work #4462/64 Las Catedrales Time Tide, diptych, Vitali achieves a balance between interpersonal narratives and the natural world, capturing human activity amidst a panoramic view of the landscape.

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