Landscape paintings remained in the shadow before the seventeenth-century. It started to get exploited as a specific subject of art with painters setting the background as dominant instead of the historic subject. Their representation, however, remained mainly highly stylised or artificial, what we name classical landscape. At the same time started to develop a much more earth-based form of painting, naturalistic paintings. The eighteenth-century saw a boom regarding landscapes paintings, with a main focus on classical landscape. But it is truly in the nineteenth-century, with urbanisation and industrialisation that scenery paintings started to develop. Painters that couldn’t find inspiration in the new modern cities started to seek pure earth paradise where they could focus on their work and appreciate nature for its own sake. Most of the radical painting experiments such as use of unnaturalistic colours and unusual application of paint got developed at that time. Painters also got to explore the psychological and spiritual side of landscapes more. Improved transportation and tubed paint where the two main innovations that allowed for these improvements.

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