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Seascapes in Art

Updated on March 18, 2012

Pushkin at Ai-Petri peak during sunrise.

Pushkin at Ai-Petri peak during sunrise.
Pushkin at Ai-Petri peak during sunrise. | Source
Rainbow, 1873.  1817-1900 are the years the artist Ivan Aivazovsky lived.
Rainbow, 1873. 1817-1900 are the years the artist Ivan Aivazovsky lived. | Source

Seascape - Storm, by Claude Monet


Maritime Procession

Maritime Procession
Maritime Procession | Source

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.

Seascape in the Morning

By Eduard Kasparides - Seascape in the Moonlight, though not sure if that is the exact name.
By Eduard Kasparides - Seascape in the Moonlight, though not sure if that is the exact name. | Source

Brig "Mercury" after a victory over Two Turkish Ships


Seascapes in Art, Poll

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Seafarer Mama, that sounds great, thanks for sharing that! As I said, I sure would love to go there one day, it would be a great place to take some time to look around, etc. I appreciate you letting me know! I enjoy knowing little tips like that, it can sometimes make the difference to going to a place or not being able to go.

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      Karen A Szklany 

      7 years ago from New England

      Hey, Oceansunsets. Let me know when you are inclined to travel east. We have inexpensive lodging here at out cohousing village, in our common house are "guest" rooms and parking that may be much less expensive to take advantage of than staying in a hotel,etc.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Seafarer Mama! Thanks for your comments and I thought it interesting you lived in Orange County. I was born and raised there, and miss it but I hear you about the earthquakes, etc. I go back to see family when I can.

      No worries about the other account, I have done things like that and its so easy to do.

      How neat that your husband proposed the way he did and how he did! Neat history there, and I am glad you stopped by and left a comment.

      It would be a dream for me to go to New England and see Boston and the North Shore you mentioned. You get the seasons and all the rest now too. Have a great day, and thanks for commenting!

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      Karen A Szklany 

      7 years ago from New England

      Okay...confession time. I just left the above message by "edwgault," not realizing that my husband was the one signed in, now, and not me. So..the above comment by "edwgault" was really mine.

      He actually worked at the Tea Party Ship and Museum, but not at the same time as I did.

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      7 years ago

      Wow. What a gorgeous hub! I love the sea, too. Worked for a while at the Tea Party Ship and Museum in Boston, and my husband proposed to me on a sunset schooner cruise.

      Always loved days at the beach. Lived in Orange, CA for 2 years and only left because of the earthquakes, and because I missed the change in seasons of New England. Glad, and lucky, that I live close enough to Boston to take the train in when I want to...or can drive to some favorite beaches on the North Shore.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Dbro, I would love to officially be a collector of seascape art, but at this point I am not. I do collect photos of seascapes when I am near the sea! I take what some could say are way too many photos of the ocean, but I truly love it. That is something different however.

      I am just in awe of artists and their depictions of the sea, and really any body of water. It really touches my heart. Thank you for your comment and visit to my hub here.

      Hello Steph, thank you very much. I love Monet also and the more I see and learn about him the more I seem to like him and find his art interesting. Thank you for your visit and comment and rate. I appreciate it.

      Hello Happyboomernurse, thank you so much. That is right, I do recall you sharing love of the ocean and photography! Two great subjects that go so well together, no? :) I completely echo that the sea is an endless source of pleasure, that is a great way to put it. There is so much intrigue and danger too at times, or just the creatures, think of them!

      Thanks for letting me know what your favorite piece was, the visit and the rates also. Glad you stopped by.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Great hub. As you know, I share your intense love of the ocean and of photography. The sea is an endless source of pleasure, especially because of its many "moods" and the ever changing light of day reflects off water.

      I love the Fisherman in a Rowboat. Imagine what courage it must take to venture into the sea day after day, especially at a time when weather predictions were far less accurate than they are today.

      Voted up, useful, awesome beautiful and interesting.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Lovely collection of seascape art. I particularly love the Monet; he is one of my favorite impressionist artists. Rated up!

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      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thanks for sharing some of your favorite seascapes. Are you a collector of seascapes yourself?

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Scribenet, glad you stopped by. I am glad others enjoy seascapes too. I am like you in that I love the moods and colors of just about any large bodies of water. No wonder artists over time have tried to capture that in their art.

      Thanks for your comment. Have a great day.

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      Maggie Griess 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great seascapes. I always enjoy the different moods and colors of any large body of water!


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