The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice; Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaletto
The Grand Canal from the Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi towards S. Geremia, Source: Wikipedia
Return of the Bucintoro to the Molo on Ascension Day, Source: Wikipedia
My favorite painter is Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), better known as Caneletto. He was a Venetian painter, who was generously supported by Owen Swiny and Joseph Smith, wealthy British patrons. What is so fascinating about his artwork is his focus on details an the accuracy of the building structures.
Joseph Vernet, 1759, Shipwreck, Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism
Frederic Edwin Church, 1860, Twilight in the Wilderness, Source: Wikipedia
Albert Bierstadt, 1863, The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak. Source: Wikipedia
I also like 18th-19th century Romanticist paintings that depict a version of nature. Nothing beats walking in the park and be surrounded by trees, but in the absence of being with nature one can admire the great paintings during that period. Romanticism is a broader movement that emphasized individualism, scientific rationality, the glorification of the past and nature.
Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nude_(art)
Dancers and Flutists, Thebes ca 1400 BCE
Michelangelo, 1512, Creation of Adam
Another appealing art form is nude art. The female body has been a common source of artwork, which is not surprising given that most painters were male. Earlier forms of nude art by the ancient Greeks involved exclusively male figures, which Michelangelo revived in the 16th century.