An artist feels that it is his or her noble duty to depict the beauty of objects lying before the scope of eyes. While painting landscape, artists explore the hidden potentials of art of painting. He would thing about how the artwork could be the cause of entertaining the eyes of art-lovers.
Landscape is one of the most alluring subjects for the painters, too. May it be the unpredictable scenario on surface of the earth, sky or sea; may it be the changing moods of trees and flowing rivers: these subjects have always appealed to the minds of artists.
The Art: Painting titled as Malvern Hall, given above, is done by John constable. In addition to the lush green landscape shown in this painting, Constable has depicted buildings, too. When the artists include objects created by human labour, they infuse a different quality into their artworks. The works done by humans on surface of the earth show how the human endeavours effect the environment. Paintings of farms and farmhouse and beautifully panted rows of green trees witness the human efforts to decorate the Mother Earth.
The Artist: Constable was an artist with a difference. He had quietly rebelled against established artistic culture. He insisted that an artist should apply his or her imagination while composing paintings. Putting weight on mere natural scene was not professed with much stress. Constable used his art in adoring the landscapes as it were. We can call his paintings done in realistic style. His paintings would look like romantic, too.
When an artist cultivates a working relationship with landscape, he or she would move on to paint green cover of the farms waving crops. He or she would paint water canals, and disciplined rows of roadside trees. When dry land is shown adjacent to green fields, it depicts how we love to decorate the earth. And the painter like Constable would love to paint the mother earth in all of her moods. (Image Courtesy By Constable, John John Constable (1776–1837) Description English painter Date of birth/death 11 June 1776(1776-06-11) 31 March 1837(1837-03-31) Location of birth/death East Bergholt (Suffolk) London Work location London [public domain], from Wikimedia Commons )
How to Depict the natural order of the seasons and the landscape
When the landscape artists include the objects created by human endeavours, they add different characteristics to their artworks. The paintings of nicely tilled farm, the straight rows of planted tees, and other agricultural activities establish the stamp of the man’s capacity to effect the changes in the order of nature. The green cover of the crops waving in agricultural farms; the flowing water canals; the rows of roadside trees; and the forestation of dry lands confirm the desire of human race to create working relationship with the nature. These activities of mankind have greatly helped the natural forces to sustain greater order of the nature. The landscape painter puts this relationship on canvas. Here the endeavour of the artists is to show the relationship between the natural and the humans.
The other activities of humans affecting the natural view of the landscape are the erection of buildings on farm land and towns for habitation. The constructions at ports and market areas are the offspring of modern needs. Building huge residential places was among the most favourite activities of those who can afford it. Landscape artists have also tried showing these edifices, too, by painting these constructed objects and the subjects lying within them.
By his or her artistic endeavours, an artist always desires to entertain viewers and art lovers. The art that passes tests of time and tastes succeeds in carving out a permanent place within the hearts and consciousness of those who share the artistic joy presented through artworks. (Image courtesy By John Constable (1776–1837) Description English painter Date of birth/death 11 June 1776(1776-06-11) 31 March 1837(1837-03-31) Location of birth/death East Bergholt (Suffolk) London Work location London [public domain], from Wikimedia Commons )
The trees painted in middle distance would require precise treatment regarding their shape, the colours to be used, the tonal values to be ascribed and the shades of colours, including the shades of the shadows that these trees creates on the ground. However minute details like the precision in painting the leaves and branches would not be necessary. Here in the distance, the portion of the land would be painted with subdued green. A tint of transparent golden yellow would make the green subdued and looking warmer. That would give a firm ground for the trees painted in the middle and in the distance