- Leonardo da Vinci and his ‘Bird’s Eye View of the Sea Coast’
Leonardo da Vinci is a pioneer in creating uncommon images of the sea. He portrays the global water space as a bird’s eye panorama. This seascape painting is like an ancient map that depicts the seaside – a board line where sea and earth come together. Thus, the artist tries to highlight not only the local beauty of the seaside, water mirror or storm, but the immense geographic spread of the World’s water as well.
- Caspar David Friedrich and his ‘The Monk by the Sea’
Three horizontal bands of this seascape painting – earth, water and sky – symbolize a road from complete despair to light and rebirth. A lonely monk depicted on the seaside is a human being seeking for hope. Dark and gloomy waves of the stormy sea bode ill, but still there is a slight beam of light above grey clouds and black water. But will the monk, this tiny figure on the horizon, be strong enough to cross this sea of hardship to reach distant light.
- Raoul Dufy and his ‘Baie des Anges, Nice’
The southern coast of France in all its fabulous beauty is a favorite image of many contemporary artists. Raoul Dufy, a bright representative of fauvism style in painting, portrays the Mediterranean Sea in a different, extraordinary manner. He makes specific accents on deep and vivid colors that are an excellent expression of local moods – everlasting summer joy and animal spirit. Nice white building and green palms surrounds the seacoast adding a note of airiness and freedom.
- John Kensett and his ‘Sunset’
An ideal tranquility and beauty of the Atlantic Ocean is depicted on the seascape painting of John Kensett. Silver mirror of the water is calm and soft; it reflects a special warm light of one summer evening. Pale pink, beige, milky and greyish tones compose a color palette of the evening sky. Far way, the last beams of the sun are still visible. The painting is a full of pure light that evokes pleasant feelings and fills us with positive and peaceful energy of endless ocean.
- Claude Monet and his ‘Waves Breaking’
It seems that the character of this painting is quite palpable: the color palette is so deep and expressive; the strokes are dynamic and chaotic; the images are bright and dramatic. Claude Monet portrays his favorite Normandy coast in a showy manner. It seems that the artist is standing so close to the stormy water that the furious waves can easily washed him away. The picturesque seascape is moved as close as possible to viewers so they can feel the pure energy of the ocean and its vibration inside themselves.
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