Landscape Paintings to Celebrate the Earth

Every day that we live on this planet, Earth gives us something to celebrate. A newly budding tree, a flower blossoming, a beautiful rainy Sunday… Now it’s time to celebrate our Earth.

Enjoy these five works of art that pay tribute to Earth’s splendour. While you’re scrolling, use these paintings as a reminder that we are all responsible for protecting and cherishing our earth for future generations.

Rainy Season in the Tropics by Frederic Edwin Church, 1866

Painting by Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics - Mountainous landscape with a double rainbow

This realistic painting depicts a mountainous landscape on a rainy but sunny day. The sky in the painting is cloudy but shows the sunlight fighting its way through with a touch of blue skies and a double rainbow. If you’ve been lucky enough to witness a scene like this, then you know this painting is as magical as the real thing.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Print by Hokusai, 1831

Print by Hokusai, the Great Wave off Kanagawa - Large wave over Mount Fuji

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese artist Hokusai. In the foreground of this artwork, there are three boats travelling through a rough, stormy sea, and a large crashing wave towering over them. In the background, you can see Mount Fuji. It’s a powerful visual reminder of how small we are in comparison to what our planet is capable of.

This painting has been described as “possibly the most reproduced image in the history of all art”.

Four Trees by Egon Schiele, 1917

Painting, Four Trees by Egon Schiele. Four trees on a green hilly landscape.

This soothing and simple nature painting shows four trees along a hilly landscape. With the sun in the centre, it gives the landscape a sense of symmetry that is just as quickly taken away with the singular bare tree. The most noteworthy element of this painting is the layered sky, bringing calm and colour to the scene.

The Artist’s Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet, 1900

Painting by Claude Monet, The Artist's Garden at Giverny - Purple flowers in a lush garden with tall trees in the background.

This painting is one of many by Claude Monet that highlights the beauty of the Giverny garden. It is so easy to get lost in this sea of purple irises and the mesmerising tree canopies made up of slightly longer brush strokes. The scene is lush with florals and greenery, with light playfully peeking through. If you look closely through the trees, you can even glimpse Monet’s house.

The Red Vineyard by Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Painting by Vincent Van Gogh, The Red Vineyard - Workers in a vineyard on a sunny day.

The Red Vineyard was the only painting that Van Gogh sold during his lifetime. This landscape painting depicts workers in a vineyard with the sun casting a bright red and yellow glow over the land and adjacent water. The difference between humans and nature is starkly laid out for us, with men and women painted in shades of blue; A stark contrast to the vibrant, warm tones of the landscape.

We encourage you to step out into the world and celebrate today. Let the beauty captured in these landscape paintings serve as a reminder of the importance of respecting and loving our precious Earth daily. Let’s continue to paint a brighter, greener future for our planet.

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Written by Jillian Simpson