28 Mar 2018. During study of landscape art I’ve been drawn to the work of many artists but to narrow it down to a few which have made the most impression on me I’ll start by making a list of 5 artists and add a sample of their work.
- Pieter Breughel the Elder. Hunters in the Snow. Oil on wood. 1565.
- Vincent Van Gogh. Country Road in Loosduinen. Pencil and brown ink on paper. 1882.
- Edward Burra. Southwest Wind. 1932.
- Graham Sutherland. Red Landscape. 1942.
- Paul Nash. Landscape of the Vernal Equinox. Oil on canvas. 1943.
All of these pictures are not necessarily accurate, realistic depictions of the landscape. I think that the reason I like them all is because there is something else going on – there is a mood created or a story told which makes them interesting to study. I like pictures, whether landscapes or otherwise, that either illustrate a story and/or seem to contain some mysterious element that can never quite be fully understood, in other words they’re not boring!