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Seascapes



Majestic and tyrannical, the sea has never ceased to fascinate artists. Untameable, this force of nature seems to have a life of its own and has inspired many artists. Since antiquity, the sea has been represented in all its glory, century after century it is honoured through various styles and colours. However, this desire to escape to the great outdoors is certainly not only reserved for 21st century painters

Maritime art began at the same time as history painting - in the 15th century, and they share many common traits. Maritime painting mostly depicts scenes of combat, historical incidents and mythology where people play a crucial role. It wasn't until the 17th century that artists stopped depicting people in their seascapes and focused solely on the representation of the landscape itself instead.

In the Middle Ages, shipwrecks and storms terrorised citizens as they interpreted them as signs of God's wrath. he church even used images of the rough sea to hold power over its believers.

Representations in classical painting were strictly governed by academic rules, and often didn't manage to convey true emotion. Maritime scenes joined the mainstream in the 19th century, especially with the arrival of the Romantic period as emotions played a much greater role in marine painting. The two great masters of the period were J.M.W Turner and Caspar David Friedrich who captured the attention of their contemporaries and whose works continue to mesmerise us today.

For the impressionists, the sea was a sublimation of nature. During the 19th century, artists come out of their studios in order to paint and describe nature as they saw  and feel it. By the end of the 19th century, the sea was no longer a simple, blue expanse but rather an eruption of emotions illuminated through painting.

Contemporary art offers a new insight into creation. Today, the technique is overrun by the message and intention of the work. Therefore, we find all varieties of sea illustrations where the sea becomes an image of contemporary creation. Even though the sea is sometimes reinvented, it remains true to reality.

The new generation of contemporary artists create works that depict freshness, escape, lost coves, waves, and that salty seaside air. Discover our selection inspired by ocean waters.






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Laurence Leccia, La mer, Painting

Laurence Leccia

La mer, 2015
29.5 x 40.2 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$1,382

Our recommendations Ciril Jazbec, #0001, Photography

Ciril Jazbec

#0001, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$921

Jean-Jacques Gendron, Marine sable, Painting

Jean-Jacques Gendron

Marine sable, 2017
38.2 x 76.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,397

Gilles Verneret, Lac de Tibériade, Jésus marchant sur les eaux, Photography

Gilles Verneret

Lac de Tibériade, Jésus marchant sur les eaux, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 x 3.1 inch
Photography

$2,269

Our recommendations Christopher Lavenair, The sun 2, Photography

Christopher Lavenair

The sun 2, 2012
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,440

Chris  Macauley, St Ives Harbour, Painting

Chris Macauley

St Ives Harbour, 2012
29.9 x 48 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,298

Anthony Liège, Poste d'observation, Photography

Anthony Liège

Poste d'observation, 2014
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Peter de Boer, Biarritz II, Painting

Peter de Boer

Biarritz II, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,497

Jacques Robert, Estran, Painting

Jacques Robert

Estran, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,759

Our recommendations Philippe Ramette, Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, Photography

Philippe Ramette

Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, 2006
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$21,884

Our recommendations Jacques Robert, Estran, Painting

Jacques Robert

Estran, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,759

Our recommendations Adeline Spengler, Creating the future, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Creating the future, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Adeline Spengler, Little boat, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Little boat, 2010
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Gottfried Salzmann, La mer noire, Painting

Gottfried Salzmann

La mer noire, 2018
25.4 x 17.7 inch
Painting

$7,141

Aida Pascual, Arcadia XXII, Photography

Aida Pascual

Arcadia XXII, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$1,382

Aida Pascual, Arcadia XXVIII, Photography

Aida Pascual

Arcadia XXVIII, 2015
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$691

Adeline Spengler, What's going to happen now, Photography

Adeline Spengler

What's going to happen now, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Adeline Spengler, Minimal II, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Minimal II, 2012
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Our recommendations Adeline Spengler, Nuages flottants, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Nuages flottants, 2014
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Our recommendations James Sparshatt, American trails, Photography

James Sparshatt

American trails, 2012
22 x 30 inch
Photography

$2,246

Adeline Spengler, Rainbow dream, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Rainbow dream, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Margaux Chalançon, Onde, Photography

Margaux Chalançon

Onde, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$461 $576

Margaux Chalançon, Ouverture, Photography

Margaux Chalançon

Ouverture, 2018
11.8 x 17.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$576

Manolo Chretien, Caboverde #3, Photography

Manolo Chretien

Caboverde #3, 2014
35.4 x 57.1 x 2 inch
Photography

$6,335

Katherine Hoffmann, Paul et Annette, Photography

Katherine Hoffmann

Paul et Annette, 2013
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$749

Mario Sughi, Glass, Print

Mario Sughi

Glass, 2013
41.7 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$1,889

Janusz Szpyt, A splash, Painting

Janusz Szpyt

A splash, 2013
12.2 x 18.5 inch
Painting

$1,382

Eric Zener, All the therapy you will ever need # 10, Drawing

Eric Zener

All the therapy you will ever need # 10, 2015
10.6 x 20.5 inch
Drawing

$8,638

Michel Dubois, Cosmix 140, Photography

Michel Dubois

Cosmix 140, 2010
14.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,382

Michel Dubois, Cosmix 219, Photography

Michel Dubois

Cosmix 219, 2010
14.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,382

Julien Pebrel, Sulina #1, Photography

Julien Pebrel

Sulina #1, 2013
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,152

Sergio Ceccotti, Fuori stagione, Painting

Sergio Ceccotti

Fuori stagione, 1988
19.7 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$2,879

Samir Tlatli, L'eau de rose, Photography

Samir Tlatli

L'eau de rose, 2013
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,728

Peter de Boer, Surfhouse, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surfhouse, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$518

Ken Done, Little Coral Garden, jade, Painting

Ken Done

Little Coral Garden, jade, 2009
10.6 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,612

Peter de Boer, Friedrich, Painting

Peter de Boer

Friedrich, 2019
74.8 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,068

Sébastien Masson, Gwada, 1, Photography

Sébastien Masson

Gwada, 1, 2014
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,497

Eliora Bousquet, L'effet mer 25, Painting

Eliora Bousquet

L'effet mer 25, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,916

Laurelle Bessé, Plage privée 2, Painting

Laurelle Bessé

Plage privée 2, 2015
51.2 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,534

Nadine Hardy, La Mer IV, Painting

Nadine Hardy

La Mer IV, 2017
35 x 45.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,497

Peter de Boer, Line up, Painting

Peter de Boer

Line up, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,167

Jean-Jacques Gendron, Marine rochers, Painting

Jean-Jacques Gendron

Marine rochers, 2017
38.2 x 76.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,397

Peter de Boer, Man discovers emptywave, Painting

Peter de Boer

Man discovers emptywave, 2019
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,476

Diana Malivani, Gulls, Painting

Diana Malivani

Gulls, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,911

Chris  Macauley, Newlyn Old Harbour, Painting

Chris Macauley

Newlyn Old Harbour, 2012
29.9 x 48 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,607

Peter de Boer, Many waves, Painting

Peter de Boer

Many waves, 2019
63 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,068

Tony Ellwood, In No Time #1, Photography

Tony Ellwood

In No Time #1, 2012
29.9 x 39.8 inch
Photography

$1,728

Peter de Boer, Surferview I, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surferview I, 2019
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,152

Peter de Boer, Surfshack at the spot, Painting

Peter de Boer

Surfshack at the spot, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,152

Peter de Boer, A great start of the day, Painting

Peter de Boer

A great start of the day, 2019
53.1 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,722

Àlex Prunés, Invitació al viatje, Painting

Àlex Prunés

Invitació al viatje, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$921

Carine Dewavrin, La vague bleue, Print

Carine Dewavrin

La vague bleue, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$150

Rocío Verdejo, Quietud 05, Photography

Rocío Verdejo

Quietud 05, 2008
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$749

Lionel Perret, Sans Tchekhov, Photography

Lionel Perret

Sans Tchekhov, 2008
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Rocío Verdejo, Quietud 06, Photography

Rocío Verdejo

Quietud 06, 2008
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$749

Adrien Ballanger, Hot Perfection, Photography

Adrien Ballanger

Hot Perfection, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$691

Marc Mercier, Lake Bouconne – study 55, Photography

Marc Mercier

Lake Bouconne – study 55, 2013
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,951

Olivia Alexander, Ocean Drift 1, Painting

Olivia Alexander

Ocean Drift 1, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,225

Robin Cerutti, Parallel A, Photography

Robin Cerutti

Parallel A, 2011
11 x 14 x 0.001 inch
Photography

$593

Mark MacKinnon, Pebbles and Shells V, Photography

Mark MacKinnon

Pebbles and Shells V, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,835

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