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Famous Landscape Paintings From Throughout History

Landscape painting is one of the oldest art movements in the world, as popular as it is today as it was thousands of years ago without ancient ancestors. The focus of a landscape painting is to try and accurately capture a specific scene as closely as possible. The scenes and subjects in question are almost always based on natural settings, often consisting of mountain ranges, forests, vistas, and other similar scenes.

Paintings Released During The Renaissance

Alexander the Great was known for conquering the world and creating the city of Alexandria, which would become the greatest city of its time, and would be home to the greatest library of the ancient world, a hub for learning and knowledge. After 7 centuries, the library was destroyed, and the world fell into the Dark Ages.

The Mona Lisa And It’s Surprising Rise To Fame

Art holds a special place in humanities collective consciousness – and while most people have decidedly different styles when it comes to favourite paintings, there’s a consensus as to works of art that transcend timelines and histories to become classics, like the Mona Lisa.

Below is the interesting history of how the Mona Lisa became the iconic image it is today – due to its untimely theft which propelled it into international fame.

4 Surrealist Painters And Their Most Notable Workers

Surrealism is an art form that truly takes time to appreciate the nuanced and layered approach to the various paintings which fall into this genre – and the interpretation of what is being portrayed is up for grabs (though often, it includes a note on humanities fragilities and shortfalls as well as our collective hopes and dreams).

Paintings That Have Changed The World

Due to the fact that we live in an era where we’re constantly barraged with different forms of media, it’s easy to shrug off art as having any significant impact on our lives.

But for thousands of years, art was an important medium to our ancestors, and many consider art to be one of the most important aspects of the human experiences, and one of our greatest talents as a species.

The Greatest War Paintings Of All Time

War and art may represent different fundamental aspects of reality, but they have successfully co-exited together for thousands of years. From depictions of ancient battles to more recent works of the World Wars, artists have always wanted to try and capture some of the darker sides of humanity, which also led to some of the best artworks ever made.