River landscapes in art and painting

River landscapes in art and painting

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The characteristic features of river landscapes in painting of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries can be varied. Here are some of them:

  • 1. Idealization of nature: Artists of that time often sought to depict river landscapes as ideal, harmonious and peaceful places. They emphasized the beauty of nature and its connection with the spiritual sphere.
  • 2. Romantic atmosphere: Representatives of Romanticism in painting paid special attention to the emotional component of the landscape. Rivers were often depicted with elements of fog, sunset lighting or stormy streams, which created a mysterious and lyrical atmosphere.
  • 3. Elements of human presence: Some artists added elements of inhabited estates or people against the background of river landscapes to convey the dimension of the terrain and the contrast of nature with buildings.
  • 4. The uniqueness of the landscape: Each river had its own unique landscape design, and the artists sought to convey its features. For example, mountain peaks, wooded shores or valleys may be present in river landscapes.
  • 5. Using chiaroscuro: Artists used various chiaroscuro techniques to create a three-dimensional image of the river and the surrounding landscape. This helped to create depth and perspective on the canvas.

It is important to note that these features are not absolute rules, and the style of painting can vary significantly depending on the specific artist and the time epoch.



River landscapes


Pictures:

The Great Horseshoe Falls, Niagara :: Alvan Fisher
River landscapes - The Great Horseshoe Falls, Niagara :: Alvan Fisher
On The Riverbank :: Arcadio Mas y Fondevila
River landscapes - On The Riverbank :: Arcadio Mas y Fondevila
The quays of the Seine :: Eugene Galien-Laloue
River landscapes - The quays of the Seine :: Eugene Galien-Laloue
Shepherds Driving their Flock :: George William Mote
River landscapes - Shepherds Driving their Flock :: George William Mote
On The Thames at Shillingford :: Benjamin Williams Leader
River landscapes - On The Thames at Shillingford :: Benjamin Williams Leader
Campfire at River Edge Dune :: Emilio Sanchez-Perrier
River landscapes - Campfire at River Edge Dune :: Emilio Sanchez-Perrier
A River Landscape with Figures :: Charles Henri Joseph Leickert
River landscapes -  A River Landscape with Figures :: Charles Henri Joseph Leickert
Shipyard along the Schie near Delft :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
River landscapes - Shipyard along the Schie near Delft :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Windmill near the Water :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
River landscapes - Windmill near the Water :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
A Stone Bridge Leading into a Village :: William Fraser Garden
River landscapes - A Stone Bridge Leading into a Village :: William Fraser Garden
River Landscape in Autumn :: Jasper Francis Cropsey
River landscapes -  River Landscape in Autumn :: Jasper Francis Cropsey
Bridge in the Jura :: Theodore Rousseau
River landscapes - Bridge in the Jura :: Theodore Rousseau
A River Landscape :: William Marlow
River landscapes -  A River Landscape :: William Marlow
Landscape With Bathers - detail :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
River landscapes - Landscape With Bathers - detail :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Landscape with Estuary :: Cornelis Vroom the younger
River landscapes - Landscape with Estuary :: Cornelis Vroom the younger
River Landscape :: Edmond Charles Joseph Yon
River landscapes - River Landscape :: Edmond Charles Joseph Yon
Island on the Llugwy Curig :: Benjamin Williams Leader
River landscapes - Island on the Llugwy Curig :: Benjamin Williams Leader
On The River Conway :: Benjamin Williams Leader
River landscapes - On The River Conway :: Benjamin Williams Leader
Kew Bridge :: James Webb
River landscapes - Kew Bridge :: James Webb
On The Thames :: William Henry Knight
River landscapes - On The Thames :: William Henry Knight
The Vale of Ashburton :: Henry John Boddington
River landscapes - The Vale of Ashburton :: Henry John Boddington
Sketching on the Lake :: Ehrnfried Wahlquist
River landscapes - Sketching on the Lake :: Ehrnfried Wahlquist
Summer Day :: Emilio Sanchez Perrier
River landscapes - Summer Day :: Emilio Sanchez Perrier
A River Landscape :: Peder Mork Monsted
River landscapes - A River Landscape :: Peder Mork Monsted
Lock on the Thames :: Benjamin Williams Leader
River landscapes - Lock on the Thames :: Benjamin Williams Leader
An Extensive River Landscape With A Drover In A Cart With His Cattle :: Frederick Waters Watts
River landscapes - An Extensive River Landscape With A Drover In A Cart With His Cattle :: Frederick Waters Watts
The Riverbank :: Frederick Waters Watts
River landscapes - The Riverbank :: Frederick Waters Watts
The Lock At Stanton On The Little Ouse In Norfolk :: Frederick William Watts
River landscapes - The Lock At Stanton On The Little Ouse In Norfolk :: Frederick William Watts
View of Moscow from the Sparrow Hills :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
River landscapes - View of Moscow from the Sparrow Hills :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Children Playing By A River, A Village Beyond ::George Stanfield Walters
River landscapes - Children Playing By A River, A Village Beyond ::George Stanfield Walters
An Afternoon's Boating :: Joseph Wopfner
River landscapes - An Afternoon's Boating :: Joseph Wopfner
Harvesters By The Chiemsee :: Joseph Wopfner
River landscapes - Harvesters By The Chiemsee :: Joseph Wopfner
 






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User   User Rating: 400  June 25, 2018


The river adorns any landscape, makes it more picturesque. Often it, as a mirror, reflects the nature of the shore and enhances its effect. Anyway, the river always animates the picture, makes the composition more complex and interesting, even, perhaps, dynamic - sometimes the murmur of its water is almost audible.

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