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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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Felenzi, Uno, Painting

Felenzi

Uno, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,162

Bernhard Lang, AV_Miami_15, Photography

Bernhard Lang

AV_Miami_15, 2015
47.2 x 33.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,643

Valérie Dragacci, Calanque Corse, Painting

Valérie Dragacci

Calanque Corse, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$759

Moi., Mer agitée, Pinklagoon, Painting

Moi.

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

$1,075

Florence V. Henric, Ravissement, Painting

Florence V. Henric

Ravissement, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,897

Kyoko Dufaux, Lion who likes politics, Painting

Kyoko Dufaux

Lion who likes politics, 2016
25.6 x 25.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,012

Julia Beyer, Home By The Sea, Photography

Julia Beyer

Home By The Sea, 2021
11.8 x 16.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$607

LN Le Cheviller, Surface de la mer 31, Fine Art Drawings

LN Le Cheviller

Surface de la mer 31, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$417

Faryal Ahmad, New Day, Painting

Faryal Ahmad

New Day, 2021
40.2 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,612

Jean-Pierre Stholl, Matin à contre-vagues, Print

Jean-Pierre Stholl

Matin à contre-vagues, 2013
18.9 x 25.6 inch
Print

$443

Hugo Raffray, Between the line, Painting

Hugo Raffray

Between the line, 2021
50 x 27.6 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$3,655

Riccardo Bandiera, Watching The World Pass us by #03, Photography

Riccardo Bandiera

Watching The World Pass us by #03, 2018
5.5 x 8.3 inch
Photography

$304 $379

Jean-Pierre Douchez, Inséparables, Painting

Jean-Pierre Douchez

Inséparables, 2021
9.4 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$443

Our recommendations Feng Kaixuan, Don de soi 5, Photography

Feng Kaixuan

Don de soi 5, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,667 $5,185

Amey, Sans titre 3.1.5, Painting

Amey

Sans titre 3.1.5, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,644

Sylvie Eudes, Mon coin de paradis, Painting

Sylvie Eudes

Mon coin de paradis, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,691

Nicolas Ruelle, Premières lueurs, Painting

Nicolas Ruelle

Premières lueurs, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,707

Françoise Duprat, Ailleurs, Painting

Françoise Duprat

Ailleurs, 2020
38.2 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,277

Jacques Renoir, Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, Photography

Jacques Renoir

Dentelles de vagues - n° I/VI, 2016
22.8 x 15.2 inch
Photography

$1,391

Denis Christophel, Modulations horizontales - Bleu et rose, Painting

Denis Christophel

Modulations horizontales - Bleu et rose, 2016
76.8 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,324

Philfri, - Rodeo 2, Painting

Philfri

- Rodeo 2, 2017
36.2 x 25.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$949

Our recommendations Corinne Dubreuil, That beach, Photography

Corinne Dubreuil

That beach, 2006
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$2,213

Marc Tassell, Atlantic, Painting

Marc Tassell

Atlantic, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,771

Nicolaï, Jeux de plage, Painting

Nicolaï

Jeux de plage, 2019
19.7 x 28.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,277

Cheryl Maeder, Far Away XI, Photography

Cheryl Maeder

Far Away XI, 2010
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$4,806

Jacques Meunier, Marine, Painting

Jacques Meunier

Marine, 1950
7.1 x 10.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$379

Daniele Sigalot, Self portrait on the gulf on Naples, Photography

Daniele Sigalot

Self portrait on the gulf on Naples, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$4,427

Our recommendations Thierry Van Vreckem, Samen onderweg, Print

Thierry Van Vreckem

Samen onderweg, 2018
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,960

Thierry Van Vreckem, Knokke dreams I, Photography

Thierry Van Vreckem

Knokke dreams I, 2015
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,415

Emre, Hercule Surf, Photography

Emre

Hercule Surf, 2017
33.5 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$8,853

Ben Thouard, Au vol, Photography

Ben Thouard

Au vol, 2019
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,478

Neyb, Amer, Painting

Neyb

Amer, 2015
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,999

Sam Dougados, Coral leaf, Photography

Sam Dougados

Coral leaf, 2015
29.5 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,277

Claude Picart, Bord de l'eau, Painting

Claude Picart

Bord de l'eau, 2014
39.4 x 63.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,932

Our recommendations Tommy Schultz, Best wave I, Photography

Tommy Schultz

Best wave I, 2015
19.7 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$1,012

Slim Aarons, Nice Pool, Photography

Slim Aarons

Nice Pool, 1955
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$2,024

Philippe De Lestrange, Le Port d'Honfleur, Print

Philippe De Lestrange

Le Port d'Honfleur, 1998
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,265

Martine Goeyens, The Storm, Print

Martine Goeyens

The Storm, 2002
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$202

Montserrat Casacuberta, Vistas al mar, Print

Montserrat Casacuberta

Vistas al mar, 2002
11.4 x 11 inch
Print

$153

JPx, Voiliers colorés 3, Painting

JPx

Voiliers colorés 3, 2021
31.5 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$481

Augusto Bastianini, Pêcheur, Painting

Augusto Bastianini

Pêcheur, 1928
23.4 x 17.9 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$694

Arnaldo De Lisio, Râteaux de pêche sur une côte méditerranéenne, Painting

Arnaldo De Lisio

Râteaux de pêche sur une côte méditerranéenne, 1946
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,735

David Mann, Cudillero, Painting

David Mann

Cudillero, 2017
54.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$7,588

Gilberto Perin, Tuneis, Photography

Gilberto Perin

Tuneis, 2012
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,164

Claude Rodriguez, Sperone, Photography

Claude Rodriguez

Sperone, 2004
15.7 x 47.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$3,478

Karine Bartoli, Santa Giulia - Sac Bleu, Painting

Karine Bartoli

Santa Giulia - Sac Bleu, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,150

Our recommendations SupaKitch, Surface and Depth #17, Painting

SupaKitch

Surface and Depth #17, 2020
35.4 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$15,177

Michael Townsend, Doho, Photography

Michael Townsend

Doho, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$1,138

Our recommendations Richard Dubure, L'ouverture, Painting

Richard Dubure

L'ouverture, 2015
21.3 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,391

Serge Hamad, Temporal Perception #37, Photography

Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception #37, 2018
45 x 60 inch
Photography

$3,600

Our recommendations Pierre Doutreleau, Lithographie originale de Doutreleau, Print

Pierre Doutreleau

Lithographie originale de Doutreleau, 1938
15.4 x 13 x 0.1 inch
Print

$379

David Vuillermoz, Enjoy Skiing - Dôme du Gouter, Photography

David Vuillermoz

Enjoy Skiing - Dôme du Gouter, 2015
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$658

Jacques Robert, Estran, Painting

Jacques Robert

Estran, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,324

Patrick Blanc, Sky & Sea, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Sky & Sea, 2018
32.3 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,427

Paul Natter, La côte de Doëlan, Painting

Paul Natter

La côte de Doëlan, 2019
35 x 27.2 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$1,771

Rachel Arif, Sun Shower, Painting

Rachel Arif

Sun Shower, 2019
24 x 24 x 3 inch
Painting

$1,464

Our recommendations Jean-Claude Quilici, Traverse Fleurie à Mykonos, Print

Jean-Claude Quilici

Traverse Fleurie à Mykonos, 1941
28.7 x 37 x 0.1 inch
Print

$253

Carole Malcolm, Shoreline Study 23618, Painting

Carole Malcolm

Shoreline Study 23618, 2018
40.2 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,794

Myles McGuinness, Sunkissed cross step, Photography

Myles McGuinness

Sunkissed cross step, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$759

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

Elfrid Auvray

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

$1,745

Sophie Hustin, Rêve d'ailleurs, Painting

Sophie Hustin

Rêve d'ailleurs, 2017
31.5 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,834

Paul Bergignat, Inattendu, Painting

Paul Bergignat

Inattendu, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,897

Alison Johnson, The Jets, Painting

Alison Johnson

The Jets, 2019
39.8 x 29.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,680

Pascale Charrier-Royer, L'infiniment grand, Painting

Pascale Charrier-Royer

L'infiniment grand, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,541

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