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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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Eric Munsch, Dream, Painting

Eric Munsch

Dream, 2022 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Catherine Tapon, Nuit d'été, Painting

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Nuit d'été, 2022 35.4 x 11.8 x 1.5 inch Painting

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Liliane Paumier, A marée basse, Painting

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A marée basse, 2022 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Ti'Ou, Tableau 3D hippocampe, Design

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Tableau 3D hippocampe, 2022 23.6 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch Design

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Martine Grégoire, Ambiance colorée, Painting

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Ambiance colorée, 2022 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Arturo Zanieri, Paysage côtier, Painting

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Paysage côtier, 1912 4.7 x 8.7 x 0.2 inch Painting

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Ti'Ou, Bénitier turquoise, Sculpture

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Bénitier turquoise, 2021 8.7 x 13 x 5.1 inch Sculpture

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Unknown, Seascape, Painting

Unknown

Seascape, 1970 23.25 x 30 x 1 inch Painting

$1,180

Lionel Chevalier, Stoya II, Painting

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Stoya II, 2022 25.6 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,244

Kirstin McCoy, Beach Path, Painting

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Beach Path, 2022 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,037

Sophie Petetin, Côte d'Azur vacances !, Painting

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Côte d'Azur vacances !, 2022 25.6 x 21.3 x 1 inch Painting

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Romain Liverato, Ecume II, Photography

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Ecume II, 2022 15.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch Photography

$1,555

Emery Clark, Colorfield Beach - Sunrise, Painting

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Colorfield Beach - Sunrise, 1985 23 x 29 x 1 inch Painting

$960

Laure-Anne Duchet, Estérel #1, Painting

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Estérel #1, 2022 15.7 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch Painting

$830

Richard Bouts, L'orage menace, Painting

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L'orage menace, 2022 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Dolores Dilova, Blue Bay, Painting

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Blue Bay, 2019 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,555

Trayko Popov, Jumping into Water, Painting

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Jumping into Water, 2022 27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,348

AKET, Prendre le large, Painting

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Prendre le large, 2022 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Beline Loeb, Résonance Outremer, Painting

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Résonance Outremer, 2017 18.1 x 13 x 0.6 inch Painting

$1,146

Job Peinture, Au confert moderne, Painting

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Au confert moderne, 2022 25.6 x 19.7 inch Painting

$622

Ana Hefco, Finding balance, Painting

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Finding balance, 2022 24 x 8 x 1.5 inch Painting

$950

Dany Soyer, Les voiles blanches, Painting

Dany Soyer

Les voiles blanches, 2022 36.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

$830 $747

Antonio Possenti, Senza titolo, Painting

Antonio Possenti

Senza titolo, 1990 5.9 x 7.9 x 2 inch Painting

$1,348

Bridg', Ocean bleu, Painting

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Ocean bleu, 2022 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

$332

Jules Robert Chatelain, Pointe d'Aradon, Bretagne, Painting

Jules Robert Chatelain

Pointe d'Aradon, Bretagne, 1957 15 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch Painting

$647

Anne Oléron, L'Océan, Sculpture

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L'Océan, 2022 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch Sculpture

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Tommy Kwak, Morning 2 (Montauk, NY), Photography

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Morning 2 (Montauk, NY), 2019 30 x 40 x 0.5 inch Photography

$1,740

Marie Line Robert, Paradis rose, Painting

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Paradis rose, 2022 28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Paola Dávila, 28° 50' 27.1314" N, 111° 58' 3.4674" W-9, Photography

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28° 50' 27.1314" N, 111° 58' 3.4674" W-9, 2022 15 x 22 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,500

Laurence Winter, Soleil bleu, Painting

Laurence Winter

Soleil bleu, 2019 36.2 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch Painting

$3,733

Man Ray, Sans titre, Print

Man Ray

Sans titre, 1971 19.7 x 14.2 x 0.4 inch Print

$3,733

Pierre Fournel, Seascape, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Fournel

Seascape, 1950 12.6 x 9.8 x 0 inch Fine Art Drawings

$778

Valérie Dragacci, Reflets d'été, Painting

Valérie Dragacci

Reflets d'été, 2022 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Gilles Parnot, Horizon, Painting

Gilles Parnot

Horizon, 2022 31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Jean-Charles Gautier, Pèche côtière, Painting

Jean-Charles Gautier

Pèche côtière, 2022 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

$498

Ambraude, Monde aquatique, Fine Art Drawings

Ambraude

Monde aquatique, 1972 27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch Fine Art Drawings

$363

Solveiga, Retour aux sources, Painting

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Retour aux sources, 2022 35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Oreli, My Soul, Painting

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My Soul, 2022 39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Selma Bekkaoui, Creatures of the ocean, Painting

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Creatures of the ocean, 2022 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch Painting

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Manel Anoro, Combarro, Galicia, Painting

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Combarro, Galicia, 2021 28.7 x 45.7 inch Painting

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William Helburn, Raft, Photography

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Raft, 1958 46 x 38 inch Photography

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Patrick Marie, Les Pois - Côte bretonne, Print

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Les Pois - Côte bretonne, 2019 19.3 x 27.6 x 0 inch Print

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Aura, 2019 23.6 x 23.6 inch Painting

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Ease your feet in the sea, 2016 19.7 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Our recommendations Richard Dubure, L'ouverture, Painting

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Our recommendations Françoise Duprat, Ailleurs, Painting

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Ailleurs, 2020 38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Slim Aarons, Island Life, Print

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Island Life, 1973 29.9 x 39.8 inch Print

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Our recommendations Moi., Mer agitée, Pinklagoon, Painting

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Mer agitée, Pinklagoon, 2021 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch Painting

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Sian McGill, Tintagel, Painting

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Tintagel, 2022 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch Painting

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Our recommendations Debbie Baxter, Porth Magog, Painting

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Our recommendations Aurélie Sarramon, Sans titre 10, Photography

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Sans titre 10, 2016 35.4 x 23.6 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Jacques Robert, Estran, Painting

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Our recommendations Linda Tuloup, #3, Photography

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#3, 2021 9.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch Photography

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Elfrid Auvray, Comme les rouges déclinant des lueurs occidentales - série mer et plage, Painting

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Comme les rouges déclinant des lueurs occidentales - série mer et plage, 2018 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Our recommendations Gabriel Monte, The Wave, Painting

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The Wave, 2021 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch Painting

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Our recommendations Philippe De Lestrange, La déferlante en mer, Print

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La déferlante en mer, 2020 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch Print

$1,037

Our recommendations Corinne Dubreuil, That beach, Photography

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La piscine et la mer, 2020 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,555

Thomas Delalande, Vertigineuse excursion, Painting

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Vertigineuse excursion, 2021 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,141

Our recommendations Frédérique Bouet, Tracer l'horizon 12, Photography

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Tracer l'horizon 12, 2012 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch Photography

$1,395

Françoise Lavenu, Calanques - série Méditerranée, Painting

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Calanques - série Méditerranée, 2019 23.6 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,493

Marie Toravel, Le coup de tafia, Painting

Marie Toravel

Le coup de tafia, 2017 19.7 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

$1,182

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In the water, 2021 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.5 inch Photography

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