At the end of the last century, the landscape painting had a deep - rooted change. The postimpressionists Gauguin, van Gogh and Paul Cezanne created a brand new appreciation of pictures. Pictures should be autonomous. The painted landscapes were not only seen as a reflection of topographic, but also as a separate cosmos, who follows special rules. With this opinion in mind, there was created a new view of art, finding its peak in the abstract art, turning down to representational references. On the other side, there are still painters today, who don't give up the visual reality in their pictures, they are looking for a synthesis of an atmospheric nature view and a compositional freedom. Jean-Claude Picard belongs to this kind of artists. A long time ago, he discovered the Provence, the Roussillion and Kataloinia as painter's paradise and he tried to stay there as often as possible. In country pastoral scene, between sunny hills and shady pinewoods, he found the atmosphere he needed for his kind of painting. These austere landscapes with this tremendous light are subject to his mostly large scaled pictures. The very special structured surface gives are wakening emotions to the buzz of the Mediterranean air. Picard only works on his forays in nature, with sketchbook and watercolour paintings and convers his impressions with his elaborate mix - technique in his studio. It is his request to bring together his impressions with the origin of landscapes. He aspires, to bring details in a specified ordering and therefore he uses prismatic patterns. Shining colour, gentle hills, a couple of trees, spring and autumn are arranging an impression of the Mediterranean landscape, with its beauty spots to the viewer. It seems to be the atmosphere, which is responsible for his personal impressions while and artists is able to express his landscape, his street life and his still life pictures. Since 2000, he lives and works on the Island fo Mallorca (Spain), in the shadow of the cathedral and the "Almudaina".