The maddening fun of plein air painting still tempts artists to test the rules of outdoor artmaking.
The History of American Landscape Painting Is Not Pretty
The country’s most famous landscape painters pushed the idea of Manifest Destiny. Is there a better way to inspire people with landscape painting today?
America’s Overlooked Landscape Painters
Masterworks of American Landscape Painting at the Center for Figurative Painting makes clear that the term “landscape” has been widely interpreted.
Cézanne’s Hard Truths
For Cézanne, stone represented structure incarnate.
Ying Li’s Ecstatic Landscapes
Li had to reinvent herself as a gestural painter in her 30s, after years of painting traditional ink-wash landscapes and Soviet-style propaganda.
A Rare Look at a Little-Known, Intrepid Woman Painter of Open Air Landscapes
Sarazin de Belmont was a rare talent: a self-funded artist and a woman who broke the courtly codes to travel unchaperoned for several years as she created open-air landscapes on the Italian peninsula and the French Pyrenees.
Jake Berthot’s Nowhere Land
All that I saw were some small and medium-sized paintings, mostly very dark, almost indistinguishable. How could I review this show?
Landscape Art that Depicts More Than Nature
The artist’s depiction of landscape is a subjective experience of the outdoors, a cultural and psychological construct.
The Romantic Symbolism of Trees
The Romantic landscape artists of the 18th and 19th century were so obsessed with nature and the skies above that in 1856 critic John Ruskin called the frenzy “modern-day cloud worship.”
Is This the World’s Oldest Landscape Painting?
The oldest-known landscape painting might have been created in modern-day central Turkey, according to a new study.
Rijksmuseum Acquires One of the Earliest Landscapes of America
The Rijksmuseum has acquired one of the earliest depictions of America — a painting by Jan Mostaert from circa 1535 titled “Landscape with an Episode from the Conquest of America.”
The Poetic Grit of a Landscape Painter and an Outspoken Critic
I was at Catching the Light, Lois Dodd’s retrospective at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the August day I got the news that critic Robert Hughes had passed away at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. For many, myself included, Hughes’s prose did for art criticism what Shakespeare did for the stage. Hughes was sound and fury, speaking in a booming voice while just barely opening his mouth.