Canadian Landscape Paintings

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Canadian Landscape Paintings for Sale

Tell me more about landscape art!

All of the paintings below are original with a primary focus on the natural landscape. We represent a diverse mix of artists across Canada, and aim for the collection to be as diverse as the Canadian landscape itself. Artworks range from representational to abstracted forms, and might include wide, sweeping views or more focused compositions.

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An [Oversimplified] spotlight on canadian landscape art

Canadian landscape painting has a rich history, deeply influenced by Indigenous perspectives and the diverse cultural tapestry of the nation. Indigenous artists, such as Norval Morrisseau, a member of the Ojibwe Nation, and Daphne Odjig, of the Potawatomi and Odawa Nations, have played pivotal roles. Morrisseau co-founded the Woodland School of Art, using vibrant colors and bold lines to depict traditional Anishinaabe narratives. Odjig, a prominent member of the Indian Group of Seven, challenged stereotypes and celebrated Indigenous artistic expression.

The iconic Group of Seven, including artists like Tom Thomson, A. J. Casson, and Emily Carr, shaped Canadian landscape art in the early 20th century, with a focus on capturing the rawness of the Canadian wilderness. Thomson’s expressive depictions of the Canadian wilderness, Carr’s fusion of Indigenous art with modernism, and Casson’s contributions to the Group, further defined the national artistic identity.

Inuit artists, such as Kenojuak Ashevak, known for her printmaking capturing Arctic wildlife, and contemporary artist Shuvinai Ashoona, continue to offer unique perspectives on the northern landscapes.

Artists like Alex Janvier, a member of the Dene Suline and Saulteaux Nations, contributed to the development of contemporary Indigenous art with abstract works rooted in tradition. Rebecca Belmore, of Anishinaabe descent, challenges the landscape genre with her conceptual and performance-based art.

Together, these artists showcase the diverse and interconnected narratives that have shaped the Canadian landscape painting tradition, reflecting a dynamic dialogue between cultural heritage, identity, and the natural environment.

Landscape: a global Muse Through the Ages

For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when a “painting” is mentioned, is the image of a painted landscape. Like portraits and florals, the natural landscape has been a subject of paintings for as long as artists have been doing them. Across the drastic shifts in style and technique that have occurred through the history of art, landscapes have remained an inspiration to artists throughout.

landscape painting - view of toledy by el greco

View of Toledo – El Greco [1596-1600]

landscape painting - the monk by the sea by Caspar David Friedrich

The Monk by the Sea – Caspar David Friedrich [1808-1810]

In ancient China and Japan, traditional ink wash paintings depicted landscapes with an emphasis on harmony and balance, exemplified by artists like Shen Zhou and Sesshū Tōyō. During the Islamic Golden Age, Persian miniatures often incorporated landscape elements, blending intricate details with geometric patterns.

In the West, the Renaissance marked a turning point with artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Altdorfer portraying landscapes as more than mere backdrops. Meanwhile, the Indian subcontinent’s rich tradition included Mughal paintings featuring detailed landscapes alongside courtly scenes.

The 19th century saw the rise of Romantic landscape art globally. Caspar David Friedrich in Germany, J. M. W. Turner in England, and the Russian artists of the Peredvizhniki movement all celebrated the sublime in nature. Japanese ukiyo-e prints, particularly those by Katsushika Hokusai, reflected a deep connection to nature and landscapes.

In the 20th century, Latin American artists like Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo blended traditional and modern influences in their depictions of landscapes. African artists, such as Ablade Glover from Ghana, incorporated vibrant colours and patterns into their representations of the natural world.

What is it about the natural landscape that’s so compelling? Perhaps that does not need to be explained – all one has to do is walk out into the wilderness. There are infinite sources of inspiration one can find in nature, from the subtle details of a leaf rustling in the wind, to the sublime power of a violent storm.

A representational scene has the power of freezing moments in time. Landscapes are constantly in flux, and a likeness or an interpretation of a landscape captured at any moment will always be unique, different from the next. Two landscapes captured at an identical moment will also vary, based on the subjective interpretation and visual language of the artist holding the brush. All this variety, and we haven’t even breached the topic of abstraction. The variety is endless!

Local Art = The Sustainable option

Since you are browsing landscape paintings, we have a hunch that you love the outdoors, and that sustainability is a priority for you.

In addition to the many benefits brought to your arts community, selecting local artists for your project reduces the environmental footprint of your purchase by reducing packaging waste and transportation emissions. Neither of these are trivial when transporting art, which usually involves lots of packaging for protection, and significant shipping weights and volumes!

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ArtMatch is a curated online art gallery & consultation service connecting clients seeking quality Canadian art with outstanding artists from their community.

Operating since 2015, we have supplied art for hundreds of spaces and projects, both residential and commercial. We offer flexible art consultation services and a diverse, approachable collection, working with emerging and experienced artists across a range of genres.

“This is my second time purchasing art work at ArtMatch and like the first time, it was conducted in a very professional manner, very fast delivery and most importantly, the pieces look exactly like how they are presented and described online. It is nice to support very talented local artists.”

– Shalina O.