Kawahara Keiga offers through hir paintings a glimpse of the mixed and circumscribed universe in Dejima. This island was the only entry point for Dutch ships to Japan during the Edo period.
The desertic and post-apocalyptic landscapes of Zdzisław Beksiński take us into a macabre environment where the only way out is the acceptance of one’s own mortality.
Junichiro Sekino was a Japanese artist very versatile who was always exploring new techniques and subjects. He created a series on rooftops, representing them in unusual and very elaborate compositions, painting a true testimony of traditional Japanese architecture.
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter, representative of the Vienna Secession and iconic decorator of Viennese Art Nouveau. He’s known for his way of reinventing allegorical and symbolist imagery, but also painted a certain amount of forest landscapes. His tree paintings were mainly done at the beginning of the 20th century, when his career marked a turning point.
Tomás Sánchez is a Cuban artist renowned for his landscape paintings. He developed a contemporary interpretation of landscape painting, inviting to meditation, absorbing the viewer confronted with his loneliness in an almost spiritual process. These forests, where there is almost no living soul, are havens of peace allowing one to take refuge under the foliage of the trees.
Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist playing with preconceived perceptions of reality. His works often present two graphic interpretations, by painting the visible and the invisible, a duality that makes all the richness of his work. This duality was explored when he put the day into perspective with the night in his paintings.
In its painting production, German Orientalism did not escape the European trend and its accumulation of clichés. However, some artists were able to propose paintings representing an orient without fantasized exoticism.
Eugene Bracht was a German painter known for his romantic landscape paintings. As Böcklin did with the Isle of the Dead, he painted several versions of his iconic painting, The Shore of Oblivion.
Arnold Böcklin was a Swiss painter who lived half of his life in Italy. He’s the principal representative of German symbolism, due to his most famous painting Die Tetoeninsel (Isle of the Dead). The particularity being that he painted five versions of it within seven years.
Jean-Paul Ugarte is a French painter born in 1950. Born in Bordeaux, on the French coast, he was inspired at a very young age by the military architecture of the Atlantic Wall. He is a landscape painter, he represents air, nature, water and concrete. Jean-Paul Ugarte paints these metaphysical territories without humans, leaving room for interpretation.