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Magical portraits, best tales ever

Searching for stellar paintings as inspiration for your own nature-inspired painting? The search is over. Nature paintings are timeless and stunning. You can never go wrong with a nature-inspired painting. Nature is so vast and abundant, which enables you to widen your perspectives and ideas as an artist. You are not just limited to a certain scope. It thus enables you to embrace a wide array of opportunities.

In line with that, Ahamed Mohideen offers an array of nature-themed painting ideas that will truly sweep you off your feet. They will inspire you to create your own original masterpieces. His exhibition will be held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery on April 5 at 2 pm.

Nature paintings also referred to as Landscape or scenery paintings mostly shows references of mountains, trees or other natural elements. In recent times, Nature paintings have also depicted a mix of landscape paintings mixing with those of nature paintings.

The development of nature paintings follows two different schools: Chinese painting and Western art. The famous nature paintings fall into various categories, from the highly realistic nature depictions, detailed watercolour illustrations of various animal species and new discoveries of the world, through to stunning examples of abstract landscapes, and the most celebrated non-figurative paintings of the 20th-century.

A pure fascination for artists, nature is a great setting onto which inner feelings and progressive ideas of the new aesthetic language and trends can be imprinted. In the past, artists would often recreate nature in their studios and these models helped them to create some of the greatest imagery in art history. With the birth of avant-garde movement Impressionism, artists took to the countryside and began painting en-plain air. Exploring the shifting light and investigating the perception of colour, nature was a starting point for major achievements which forever changed the face of art. For many, the landscape paintings today showcase the importance of painting in the open air which continues to fascinate landscape artists.

The wild and expressive paintings of the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh began to achieve widespread popularity only after the artist’s death. His nature paintings are not only one of the most expressive works but are images which, for many, act like the footprints of the inner workings and the turmoil of the author’s soul. His canvases ooze in swirling, thick and vibrant colour, evident in one of his most famous paintings The Starry Night.

Other famous nature paintings produced by the artist are Wheatfield Under Clouded Sky and Daubigny’s Garden, both of which he painted in the last weeks of his life.

Scientists have made efforts to understand the beauty of painting art in their own languages. As digital image acquisition of painting arts has made rapid progress, researchers have come to a point where it is possible to perform statistical analysis of a large-scale database of artistic paints to make a bridge between art and science. Using digital image processing techniques, we investigate three quantitative measures of images – the usage of individual colours, the variety of colours, and the roughness of the brightness. We found a difference in colour usage between classical paintings and photographs, and a significantly low colour variety of the medieval period.

Humans have expressed physical experiences and abstract ideas in artistic paintings such as cave paintings, frescos in cathedrals, and even graffiti on city walls. Such paintings, to convey intended messages, consist of three fundamental building blocks: points, lines, and planes. Recent studies have shed light on interesting mathematical patterns between these building blocks in paintings.


 

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