I have been thinking about landscape painting in terms of the three types of figurative painting portraiture, still life and landscape.
It occurs to me that there has not been great landscape painting since Monet, Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh.
Picasso and Matisse worked mainly in portraiture and still life. Why not landscape? I think it´s because the achievements of the great landscape painters I mentioned above could not be surpassed. It is as though landscape as a medium reached a crescendo with these Artists.