Paintings of Mountains
Nature has always inspired artists to create magnificent artworks depicting the beauty of forests, rivers, flowers and mountains — majestic mysterious creations of nature that have always attracted people's attention.
Image of mountain in art and myth
Beautiful rocky mountains in all the times were the objects of myths — for example, Olympus was thought to be the home of gods in Ancients Greece. In times when people couldn't climb the top of the mountain and see what's happening here they considered mountain as supernatural object. Almost all cultures and nations had their own sacred mountains like Fujiyama in Japan or Everest on the border of Nepal and China.
Image of mountain was very popular in traditional Japanese art. Painted with thin ink lines, these images were a strong symbols of the whole artwork. African mount Kilimanjaro became quite is often mentioned in popular culture. But the most attractive mountain for artists is Everest — the highest peak in the world located in Nepal. The country is an important place for spiritual and religious travel so many artists come here in search of inspiration.
Artists who specialized on mountain painting
Artists of American Hudson River School specialized in landscape painting and depicted the beauty of Hudson River Valley. Adirondack, Catskill and White Mountains were often depicted on their paintings as a main object or a background.
While artists of Hudson River School were inspired by nature and depicted it to memorize it's beauty, members of White Mountain movement had a goal to promote the region of White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Artists of very different styles depicted mountains on their pictures. For example, a Meadow in the Mountains by Van Gogh is performed in post-impressionist style, Franz Marc showed mountains with a help of Impressionist art language, but most of the artists created their mountain landscapes under strong influence of Romanticism.
Each artists or group of artists worked with landscapes of place where they lived. For example, artists of Canadian Group of Seven depicted severe and unfriendly Canadian nature while Rocky Mountains are always shown almost like paradise by Hudson River School members.
Mountain painting is a perfect choice to decorate the wall of your home. Online gallery ART.biz offers for sale works of best modern landscape painters. You have a choice of:
- wide variety of styles;
- paintings of all sizes and prices;
- pictures created in different countries in different years.
We believe that beautiful artworks should be closer to a viewer. Choose a painting and start enjoying the art.