Types of Landscape Art by Norfolk Artist Ricardo Pimentel

Types and Features of Landscape Art by Norfolk Artist Ricardo Pimentel

Landscape is the most popular genre of fine art, in which almost every artist has worked. A wide range of possibilities for working with natural images allows you to develop an individual style for each artist. Canvases with nature and man-made creations have turned from an ordinary background into independent paintings, and the genre continues to actively develop, despite the availability of cameras, in modern styles of art.

Landscape is a genre of painting and the central theme is nature, landscape. The genre was created in China in the 4th century AD. In Western art, the landscape was popularized in the 16th century. Until the beginning of the 16th century, the image of nature was not the main theme, but served as a background for images of people, demonstration of historical events. The canvas had a religious, allegorical, mythological message, and nature had a simple background.

Types of Landscape Art by Norfolk Artist Ricardo Pimentel

Features and Types of Landscape Art / Landscape Painting

Landscape, the name of the genre means “area”, “country” is the environment that surrounds a person in the open air. The environment can be of natural or artificial, anthropogenic origin. Natural objects include water bodies – lakes, seas, rivers, various types of relief, vegetation, sky, etc.

Artificial:  Artificial means, houses and outbuildings, roads, public buildings, gardens, lanterns – everything that is created by man. Nature has been depicted by artists since ancient times, but the separation of the landscape into a separate genre made it possible to show individuality in the transmission of the surrounding world.

Using different criteria, several classifications of landscape painting/Landscape Art can be distinguished. According to the level of human participation in the creation of the landscape, there are three types of Landscape Art:

  • Rustic;
  • Natural;
  • Urban.

By the nature of the work, there are Four types of Landscape Painting/Art:

  • Epic;
  • Heroic;
  • Romantic;
  • Landscape-mood


Rural or rustic landscape became popular during the development of the Rococo style. Paintings with idyllic images of shepherdesses and rural inhabitants became representative works of their time. The variety developed not only in Western Europe, but also in Asia. The direction of the rural landscape was chosen by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Francois Millet, Camille Moreau. 

Most of the landscape painters represented the styles of realism, classicism, romanticism. Contemporary artists from Europe and America are also engaged in landscape painting.


Nature Landscape

Natural landscapes began to be painted in the middle Ages, but, relying on the canons of Gothic fine art, the paintings were deprived of perspective; the image was flat, schematic, inharmonious, and unrealistic. Along with the development of painting styles, the manner in which the natural landscape was performed changed. The natural direction includes paintings with heavenly bodies, stars.


Urban landscapes are represented by works depicting cozy streets, buildings and other structures.

Urban Landscape Art Painting


Marina is a kind of landscape with a marine theme. The directions were popularized during the active development of shipping, seafaring, and the Great Geographical Discoveries. 


Futuristic visual art is a variety whose adherents paint pictures with images of space flights, and fantastic extraterrestrial worlds.

A fantastic or futuristic cityscape is a painting depicting a fictional city that exists only in the artist’s fantasy. By creating canvases, the painters wanted to convey the possibilities of technology and technology, their significance in the future. Most of the works are painted in oils for rich color reproduction.

Industrial Direction 

 In it includes Paintings with images of dams, bridges, towers, buildings, factories. Artists focus on the beauty of industrial buildings. 

Park View –Spring, summer, winter, autumn images of the city’s park areas are popular among adherents of the direction.

Techniques and Features of Landscape Art

  • The technical features of the works are influenced by the style in which the artist worked:
  • The Impressionists paid attention to color and a special transmission of light, perspective, worked with strokes, creating sunny, spring and winter canvases full of emotions and dynamics.
  • Artists and realists strove for maximum reliability, used natural colors and shades, worked with watercolors and oils. Baroque masters filled even images of nature with pomp.Romanticists made the image light, joyful, inspiring, spring-like.

Who is Norfolk Artist Ricardo Pimentel?

Ricardo Pimentel is a professional dual National, British and Portuguese citizen Norfolk Artist whose artwork is heavily inspired by the Norfolk Landscapes and Coast of North Norfolk and East Anglia.

Who is Norfolk Artist Ricardo Pimentel?

Ricardo Pimentel is working primarily with photographic, screen-prints, and mixed media. His outstanding fine art has featured in exhibitions and commissions in the local area.

As a Norfolk Artist, Ricardo Pimentel hopes that his mesmerizing artwork will encourage reflection, contemplation and provoke thought (sometimes of action) from his audiences.

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