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5 Landscapes loved by artists to visit around the world

Aug 22, 2014 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

Artists have always been inspired by striking natural settings, and even the most iconic scenery can take on new life through the eyes of a great artist. Here, five landscapes that pop up time and again in art museums around the world.

Giverny, France

1. Giverny, France

This small town outside Paris was the hometown of Claude Monet and the inspiration behind his beautiful Water Lilies series.

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Provence, France

2. Provence, France

While Van Gogh is of Dutch heritage, he held Provence near and dear to his heart. Many of his masterpieces capture the warm light and rolling countryside of this region.

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New Mexico, USA

3. New Mexico, USA

Georgia O’Keeffe’s sunny depictions of the ruddy-hued Southwest breathed new life into the artistic community of the region.

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Mount Fuji, Full

4. Mount Fuji, Japan

While the snow-capped volcano has been found in Japanese artwork for centuries, perhaps the most iconic depictions of Mount Fuji are from Hokusai’s graphic print, The Great Wave.

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Derbyshire, England

5. The English Countryside

With many of his works feature dramatic green pastures, George Turner II captures the wind-blown beauty of the English countryside with a particular fondness for Derbyshire.

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