Landscape and Scene Prints

The difference between landscape and scene prints? What’s the terminology when painting places?  Sometimes even experts can’t be too sure.

Landscape and Scene Prints

Scenes or events from everyday life, such as markets, domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, and street scenes

The great thing about art is that nothing is solid state canon, and trying to label with precision is not even that wise.

When you start digging the the huge Universe of art terms and definitions, you discover an infinite maze of names, words and expressions that lead to another, then another, then another…. without any light at the end of the tunnel.

I decided to write this article both for personal convenience (I need to rationalize my blog’s menu), as well as an informative piece. It is a summary of some well known terminology and my intention is far from deeply going where no man has gone before.

But, still, I wanted to build a clean idea for those who might not be so used to art definitions related to the painting of places.


Landscape Painting

Landscape and Scene Prints

The portrayal of  natural panorama where the main caption is focused under a wide view with its elements setup into a lucid composition is also called Landscape Art.

The sky is virtually included every time, and weather is frequently an component of the piece.

If the panorama still plays a major role in the piece, landscapes with some figures can be considered acceptable for the art style.

Landscapes can be totally created  from the artist’s imagination.


Scene Painting

Landscape and Scene Prints

The expression is also suitably affiliated to paintings and designs created for the performing arts. Scenery such as stage and movie sets, as well as background matte paintings, are defined by it.

Nevertheless, Scene Art is also explained by the following concept:

“Paintings that depict subjects in a specific moment in time, situation, or scene, in natural and atmospheric detail.”

American Scene Painting

From the 1920s and on, American imagery in a type of  Realism grew up in the United States. The record type of painting was developed to elevate  life and its progress in American rural and small town settings. 

The style has been used in other countries, but with no precise “scholar” definition.


Genre Painting

Landscape and Scene Prints
Different types of pictoric representations of  settings or events from everyday life are called Genre Art.

Inn, road and marketplace, home sites, indoors, festivities, and such are common in this style.

Once again, pictures may be realistic, imagined, or modified by the artist.

The terms genre painting, genre prints, genre photographs, and such are all related to the same idea.

Sometimes Genre art is confused with or overlaps other term like:

  • architectural painting
  • marine painting
  • still-life
  • animal painting
  • genre scenes with emphasis on human figures


Architectural painting

Landscape and Scene Prints

When the main attention lies on architecture, both outside views and indoors, the style is called Architecture painting.

In the Renaissance, Architecture Art became a lens to emphasize perspective and depth.

In the 16th century, Flanders and the Netherlands, were the source spot for this style.

And later, it became a stepping stone for Romantic Painting, in which pieces of ruins were very appreciated.

Closely related genres are architecture fantasies, illusion ceiling art, and both cityscapes and townscapes.


There are numerous hybrids and “spin-offs” of the terms above. So remember…

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2 thoughts on “Landscape and Scene Prints

  • March 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many terms for different kind of art that can also essentially mean the same thing. This article was very informative and interesting. If I wanted to know more about historical influences on various styles of art, where would I find more information? And where might be the best place to buy art on the internet once I find a style that I like? Thanks for the post.

    • March 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Hello, Liz,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your impressions. You can go to Wikipedia and search for “art periods”, “art styles”, “painting”, “Landscape painting”, “Art periods”. From those you can browse around for a quite good general idea. Google images with those terms (and other you find) too. Observe the images. There is no better way to learn about art than observing.

      To buy art online, I suggest PIXELS.COM Click on the link to get to my profile there and browse away if you wish. They have over 99,999 artists’ galleries besides mine. LOL.

      My personal gallery on the top tab is synchronized with all of their galleries.



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