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Paintings in summer landscape genre (692)

Summer landscape paintings full of sun

To look at the summer landscape is almost always joyful, for the light fills with positive energy not only the painting, but also the viewer. Probably, such artworks are painted by artists who wish to convey to others their joy. And how not to feel joy when you see a painting full of life-giving sun energy, lush greenery or bright flowers.

The landscape painters have an inexhaustible source of creative growth in summertime: a bright palette of colors, lush vegetation, rich greens, hot sun – all this awaken the imagination of an artist and at the same time helps to show their individuality.

Summer landscape paintings surprise connoisseurs of painting not only naturalism, but also originality. Meadows and parks, rivers and lakes appear before the audience not just a part of nature, but like living creatures that the artist remembered and saved for us on canvas. The summer landscape fills with harmony, gives the energy of life, and on gray autumn days or in winter blizzards can relieve of despondency and melancholy.

A summer night filled with the scent of flowers, a hot day, a cool morning call for a walk in the fresh parks, swim in the gentle sea, hang gliding, marveling at the vast expanses, go on a quiet hunt in the forest, suddenly lucky to see its little inhabitants. The lazy sea that cools the small pebbles of the beach, the blooming steppe, the day fading away in the late evening – all this is also a summer landscape.

Summer landscape painting gives a feeling of the unity with nature, reminds moments of fishing or hunting, active travels and chat with friends. Summer landscape artworks in the interior capture moments of such a holiday and refresh the memories of wonderful summer moments.

Summer landscape, historical and contemporary aspect

Summer landscape is a genre without which it is difficult to imagine classical painting. Landscape became an independent genre only in the 17th century, thanks to the Dutch school of painting. In Flanders, Joachim Patinir was the first artist whose paintings were dominated by nature. But even before Patinir, in the 16th century, full-scale panoramas were actively used by Albrecht Dürer as a base for scenes. The artist did not position himself as a landscaper, but his summer city landscapes with watercolors are still considered the standard works of the genre.

At the end of the XVIII century there is a transition of artistic tendencies to idealized classic paintings of summer, to outdoor painting - open air.

In a romantic era, the natural background becomes an actor or producer of emotions and subjective experiences. The first-ever tourist guides collect picturesque and sublime stories to create memorable drawings about places and their landscapes. The Englishman John Constable opened the direction devoted to the nature of rural England, not affected by the industrial revolution. He did this using the technique of decomposing color into small strokes, anticipating the appearance of impressionism, which brought images of summer to a new level.

Modern visual creativity does not set limits for the styles and techniques used. Summer paintings and sketches are drawn with gouache, pencil, acrylic, pastel, as well as classic materials - oil and watercolor. Impressionism and realism are the most popular trends for portraying sunny landscapes. The paintings are characterized by an abundance of transparent light colors and air. They instantly convey the atmosphere and visual impressions that the artist tried to convey.