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Drawing Landscapes

Drawing Landscapes

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Such views, extremely common as prints in the West, are often seen as inferior to fine art landscapes, although the distinction is not always meaningful; similar prejudices existed in Chinese art, where literati painting usually depicted imaginary views, while professional artists painted real views. In this drawing video, you’ll master the art of capturing trees, water reflections, and more using charcoal and chalk. The nationalism of the new United Provinces had been a factor in the popularity of Dutch 17th-century landscape painting and in the 19th century, as other nations attempted to develop distinctive national schools of painting, the attempt to express the special nature of the landscape of the homeland became a general tendency.

I am not always happy with the results and I do sometimes end up with overworked sketches… All the more reasons to keep trying! These professionals could augment their income by training the "armies of amateurs" who also painted. The English tradition was founded by Anthony van Dyck and other mostly Flemish artists working in England, but in the 18th century the works of Claude Lorrain were keenly collected and influenced not only paintings of landscapes, but the English landscape gardens of Capability Brown and others. Dutch Golden Age painting of the 17th century saw the dramatic growth of landscape painting, in which many artists specialized, and the development of extremely subtle realist techniques for depicting light and weather. These commonly depicted hunting scenes, however unlike modern landscapes; they had a strong emphasis on human and animal figures, rather than just the landscape setting.

Chinese convention valued the paintings of the amateur scholar-gentleman, often a poet as well, over those produced by professionals, though the situation was more complex than that. Both panel paintings and miniatures in manuscripts usually had a patterned or gold "sky" or background above the horizon until about 1400, but frescos by Giotto and other Italian artists had long shown plain blue skies.

Some schools adopted a less refined style, with smaller views giving greater emphasis to the foreground. Arkhip Kuindzhi, Moonlit Night on the Dnieper, 1882 Czeslaw Znamierowski, The Green Lakes, 1955, USSR (Lithuania), Socialist realism. I find myself in tune with the premise of the poems, that we see landscape through a prism of memory, folklore, history and that it is a palimpsest of centuries of human intervention and activity. However all these had difficulty establishing themselves in the contemporary art market, which still preferred history paintings and portraits.

This is a highly-instructive guide to the techniques Robert himself uses, with numerous exercises and larger step-by-step projects throughout the book showing how he works.



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