Landscapes are an often forgotten genre of art, don’t you think? Not since Monet and the waves he made with those memorable lily pads have landscapes really held a sort of power over the people. It’s a shame, really, because landscapes can be lovely, lovely things. Serene or dramatic, they reflect our nature surrounding us, which in turn makes us feel more connected to our world (which, with considering all the modern technologies we have now that distract us, connecting back to our world can be a good thing).
We’re not advocating a return to filling the walls with photorealistic and pastoral scenes, but a nice contemporary abstract landscape would look really fresh in a traditional or modern setting, n’est-ce pas?
We’re really getting our modern landscape fix with the art of Lafayette, Louisiana-based artist Erin Chance Fenstermaker. Her paintings are bold, energetic, colorful and just abstract enough. We think they’d look smashing in a contemporary home, but could also see it in really traditional and transitional homes, too. Check it out for yourself.
Images: Taken from the Erin Chance Fenstermaker website.