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Seascapes in Art
Pushkin at Ai-Petri peak during sunrise.
Seascape - Storm, by Claude Monet
Fisherman in a Rowboat
My love of the ocean and art, combined.
Seascapes in Art
Anyone that knows me at all, knows I absolutely love the ocean. I was born and raised in Southern California, not all that far from the coast. We went enough that I fell in love with the ocean. My father and mother both took me there at different times as we were able to go. Growing up, my love for the ocean probably only grew. Later, when I was grown and married, we moved with work, away from the ocean.
I get to go back as I can, and it is always a joy. In the meantime, I have my photography to look at as well as amazing artist's depictions of seascapes. It does my heart well, to see the seascapes from these different artists.
I do hope you enjoy my little collection of seascapes. The coastline and waves crashing against it for instance, is something I love to see. Artists have brought so much joy and beauty to the world. I am forever thankful for that.
Notice not only the beautiful scenes in these pieces of art, but also the intensity in which some portray the ocean. It can be kind of scary sometimes! One has to wonder about he background of some of these artists. Perhaps when I have some more time, I can go back and look deeper into what drove them paint and put on canvas what they did.
Some of the things that stood out to me included the way light was used in the pieces, the colors or lack of color sometimes, and the intensity of the moment and motion. In a storm, there really isn't much color to work with, as the artist showed in the second photo. To me, that second photo from the top is one of my favorite though, even though I love color. The intensity of the situation comes through loud and clear in the art. You can sense the peril of the sailors.
Some pieces showcase the sun setting or rising, which I also love. The way the artists have the light working within the pieces just amazes me.
Note: To see any of these pieces in larger detail, try clicking on the image itself. Sometimes it can be seen larger. Some of the detail in these are worth seeing a bit closer. I hope you enjoy these.