Panoramic art.In art we love to express our experiences. The experience of witnessing a wide vista fills us with a sensation of wellbeing. Anthropologically, It might be connected with the emotion of safety. As you can see as far as the eye can see to look for resources, food, water and shelter, and assess if there are any dangers in sight. It then brings you peace, and this is feedback I have often been given about my panoramic prints.
The word ‘panorama’ comes from two Greek words: πᾶν “all” + ὅραμα “sight” or ‘sight of all’. This panorama is then represented in any media, in my case, a panoramic art print. By seeing all it means also that you need to represent all
Panoramic art in history
Below you can see some examples of panoramic art, starting from prehistoric art, Roman until these days.
Lascaux cave paintings
Located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. These paintings are 15,000- to 17,000-year-old. They consist mostly of animal representations, and are among the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period.
Pompeii. Roman fresco painting
ca. 50–40 B.C.Detail of the cubiculum from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Photo from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
In the so-called “Architectural Style” . Characterized by illusionistic renderings of architectural elements like columns, stoas, and buildings, as well as vivid landscapes.
Canaletto Paintings of Venice
I took this photo in 2021 of the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace.
Panoramic painting of the Holy Week processions in Seville.
This painting is probably XVIII c.And that is my dad in the photograph.
Lost Panoramic of London
In late 1815 by French artist Pierre Prévost visited London after the Napoleonic Wars. It was painted from the tower of St Margaret’s church.
Panoramic Wall Art
It is so called, probably because the scale of the artwork requires a complete wall to be displayed. Below you can see the largest I can frame one of my panoramic prints. ‘Hove Brighton Promenade Pebble Beach.’ The size is 2.4 x .6 m long x height.
In my Studio I draw in sections the base ink drawings. Below you have some examples
Colour is added digitally. I print them using specialised printers on fine art paper with archival inks.
Finally in my studio I sign and number them. I issue them as limited edition prints.
Below you can visit my gallery with my panoramic art prints available to purchase.
Landscape art. Panoramic prints