A general term, it is used in art description for any depiction of natural scenery that is land and not water based. In this context, figures, buildings, animals, etc. are of secondary importance. In America, landscape painting did not gain in popularity until the 19th-century, and the Hudson River School of painters was the earliest formalization. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>A painting in which the subject matter is natural scenery.<br><br>Artist style in which width is greater than height. (Portrait is opposite.)