When inside, the window is our connection to the outside world.
Henri Matisse, the impressionist, painted lots of interiors. Very often there is a window with a view in his paintings. Recently, I came across Pierre Bonnard, a post-impressionist painter. When I researched his paintings (thanks to google images) I realized he must have known Matisse. He painted similar windows with a view! And indeed they were friends, they were even part of the same group (Les Nabis) and inspired each other.
Artists have always been inspired by windows with a view:
Pierre Bonnard 1919
Henri Matisse 1918
Henri Matisse 1919
Raoul Dufy 1928
Pablo Picasso 1957
Pierre Bonnard 1921
David Hockney 1970
"Window, Grand Hotel, Vittel", lithograph
David Hockney 2010
And last but not least:
Palazzo Pizzo with new shades, summer 2012