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People have always felt different about the sea: they adored it and were scared of it, endowed it with supernatural powers and believed that gods lived on the seabed. No one felt indifferent about the sea, and all these mixed feelings were represented in the art. Marine art is all about the sea. This genre includes various artworks dedicated to the sea including novels, songs, paintings, photography and all other types of folk and classical art.

Seascape — a visual part of marine art

Painters have always struggled to show the depth, transparency and changeability of the sea which can turn from dead calm to destructive storm almost in a moment. But the sea is not always a main hero of marine art. Boats, ships, shipwrecks, ports, sea battles, life episodes on the background of the sea or ocean can also be considered as marine art. Seascapes can also show sea life — various fish, plants and shells that can be found under the water layer.

Depicting the sea as the main object of the painting became popular by the end of Middle Ages. In that time ship portrait painting shown a single vessel in the sea, and the next stage of seascape development was drawing the sea itself. With the raise of landscape painting in the Renaissance time marine art started it's development which reached its apogee in 18th and 19th century.

Development of sea paintings

Russian marine artist Ivan Aivazovsky and British painter William Turner are definitely world most famous marine artists who are always associated with this style of art. But the first artworks on which we can sea motive where created in the earliest time. We can see different sea motives on Ancient vases and mosaics and Early Middle Ages period book illustrations.

The first significant raise marine art experienced in 17th century within Dutch Golden Age painting period. At that time an impressing marine canvas were created to show the power of Dutch navy. The most known works created within this movement include:

During 18th century most of artists have developed Dutch marine painting style. In the 19th century this art style was developing under strong influence of Romanticism, and works created in this period had a strong accent on mysticism. Artists not only depicted the sea but tried to add some hidden meaning to it making a painting very impressing and emotional.

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Contemporary  artwork The Concert by massimo onnis
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Expressionism  artwork Ships by Ante Potocnjak
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Ships
by
Owner Ante Potocnjak
$90
Impressionism  artwork Old Fishery by Alexander Varvarenko
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Old Fishery
by
Owner Alexander Varvarenko
$5 500
Pop Art  artwork Little Fish Big Fish Swimming Under by Eduardo Bessa
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Abst. Expressionism  artwork Morning in the Sea by Olga Petrova
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Morning in the Sea
by
Owner Beata Tankevich
$1 500
Realism  artwork Lilac by George Stoychan
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Lilac
by
Owner Jorj Stoychan
Realism  artwork Seascape by George Stoychan
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Seascape
by
Owner Jorj Stoychan
Expressionism  artwork After the storm by Elena Sense
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Contemporary  artwork Karen Lynn by Karen Lynn
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Karen Lynn
by
Owner Karen Lynn
$1 800
Abstract  artwork Fata morgana by Auke Mulder
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Impressionism  artwork Meeting Old Friends by Sergey Driga
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Contemporary  artwork Tutti In regata by massimo onnis
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