I adore landscape painting add British landscape painting to that and you've got me hooked line and sinker. Escpecially 19th century painting's got my eye. I don't know why exactly maybe I lived there in a former life (you never know).
Anyway in this Friday art blog I will show you some masterpieces (and some lesser known ones as well) from the British landscape painters of the 19th century. Enjoy.
Bit of background info:
In the popular imagination English landscape painting from the 18th century onwards typifies English art, inspired largely from the love of the pastoral and mirroring as it does the development of larger country houses set in a pastoral rural landscape. It was developed initially by Dutch and Flemish artists, from the late 17th century onwards.
As the population of England grew during the industrial revolution,
a concern for privacy and smaller gardens becomes more notable in
English art. There was also a new-found appreciation of the open
landscapes of romantic wilderness, and a concern for the ancient folk arts. William Morris is particularly associated with this latter trend, as were the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Another important influence, from about 1890 until 1926, was the growing knowledge about the visual art of Japan.
Being a coastal and seafaring island nation, English art has often portrayed the coast and the sea. Being a nation of four distinct seasons, and changeable weather,
weather effects have often been portrayed in English art. Weather and
light effects on the English landscape have been a pre-eminent aspect of
modern British landscape photography.
Afterglow-John Varley early 19th century
Personally I love JMW Turner a lot:
Abergavenny Bridge, Monmountshire, Clearing up after a showery day-JMW Turner
Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath-John Constable
Stonehenge-Henry Marc Anthony
Scottish Landscape, Bringing in a Stag- Frederick Richard Lee and Sir Edwin Henry Landseer:(figure and animals by Sir E. Landseer) (1830)
I adore the works of John Atkinson Grimshaw:
Last but certainly not least, one of my favorite Scottish Painters: