Landscape paintings are a timeless decorating idea that allows individuals to take a trip they have never experienced. Landscape paintings by famous artists of snow topped mountains or classic country lanes can serve as nostalgic reminders of the past or offer tranquility. Such landscapes also offer temporary serenity and joy for those eagerly waiting to visit a destination that finances or personal obligations keep them from traveling too.
John Singer Sargent was born in Florence, Italy to American parents. He was given little regular schooling. As a result of his "Baedeker education", he learned Italian, French, and German. He studied geography, arithmetic, reading, and other disciplines under his father's tutelage. He also became an accomplished pianist. His mother, an amateur artist, encouraged him to draw, and her wanderlust furnished him with subjects. He enrolled for his first-documented formal art training during the winter of 1873–74 at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.
Oil painting reproduction: John Singer Sargent A Backwater At Calcot Near Reading 1888 - Artisoo.com