Sky Art For Sale

Browse our selection of sky art for sale. Many viewers unfamiliar with the genre are sometimes unaware of is that what they think is a depiction of a landscape is in fact a depiction of a sky. From sunrise to starry skies, artists have long been depicting the sky in all its ever-changing states. And while sky art is used by some artists as a way of creating the mood of a painting, for sky artists the sky is the sole subject of their work. If you’re uncertain where to begin, we’re on hand to help. Have a browse of our Sky Drawings, Sky Photography or Sky Prints to find your next piece.

Or take a look at Max Naylor with his colourful, surrealist depictions of urban skies. Max’s skies are every bit as dramatic and vivid as those depicted by Van Gogh and Munch. Unlike these painters, Max, like many contemporary artists, is working in mixed media. Based in Bristol Max’s semi-surreal imagery is inspired by memory and imagination.

Brief history of sky art

Historians have found that artists have been painting the skies since the middle ages, some believing that the prevalence of sky art in the UK, being because of its often turbulent weather. Like other forms of realist art, sky art informs and is informed by science and the artist’s will to know more about their subject.

John Constable is perhaps one the best known sky artists for his painting Cloud Study in which he shows an extraordinary understanding of the movement and structure of clouds. Meteorologists were in awe of his observations and were able to calculate the season and even the hour of the skies he painted.

The sky in landscape painting is the biggest conveyor of sentiment. A painter well known for using the sky to convey sentiment in his magnum opus is Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch. Now considered one of the most iconic images in art history is his composition The Scream which explores the progression of modern emotional life and themes of love, anxiety and death.

The Scream is thought to have conveyed Munch’s psychological state in his real life. The image was inspired by a moment he had while outside walking when the sun was setting and the sky turned a bloody red. He felt melancholic and anxious and says that he “felt the scream in nature”.

The most famous sky in art is Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night which is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter. Painted in 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his room, while he was receiving psychiatric treatment at a monastery in southern France.

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      Uist

      Prints - 42x60cmRent for £ 74/mo

      The Waiting Game

      Photography - 61x54cm

      Moonlight Sky

      Paintings - 50x70cmRent for £ 88/mo

      Cluster

      Paintings - 80x90cmRent for £ 209/mo

      Dazzling Sky

      Paintings - 90x80cmRent for £ 158/mo

      Left Turn At Mars

      Photography - 61x51cm

      Untitled Sky Painting (Bus Station)

      Paintings - 50x70cmRent for £ 140/mo

      Perfumed Sky

      Paintings - 80x100cmRent for £ 193/mo

      Palette

      Prints - 59x50cm

      Cauli-fly-away (II)

      Photography - 30x45cm

      Little Fall 3

      Paintings - 18x33cmRent for £ 63/mo

      Fulking Escarpment

      Paintings - 60x60cmRent for £ 84/mo

      Suspension (the new world)

      Paintings - 76x56cm

      Elecpaint

      Prints - 61x51cmRent for £ 50/mo

      Allume Laniakea

      Paintings - 50x50cmRent for £ 63/mo

      The Smoker

      Photography - 60x54cm

      Wide River

      Paintings - 30x30cm

      Dreams of Tomorrow 1

      Paintings - 100x100cm

      Otherside

      Paintings - 50x50cmRent for £ 85/mo

      Galaxy Explosion (Diamond Dust - Indigo)

      Prints - 59x42cmRent for £ 60/mo

      Cauli-fly-away (I)

      Photography - 30x45cm

      Persephone ii

      Prints - 44x52cm

      double tree

      Drawings - 76x56cmRent for £ 74/mo

      Breathless

      Paintings - 9x21cmRent for £ 34/mo

      Light #1 (Sojourn 2019)

      Paintings - 35x35cmRent for £ 78/mo

      Grey Day

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for £ 53/mo

      Sunshine on plaster

      Drawings - 98x74cm

      Cissbury 2

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for £ 53/mo