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Carré d'artistes presents a large selection of marine paintings.  
The marine painting is a pictorial genre easily recognizable: it is characterized by a representation of the sea, ships and boats, a port, waves, or anything that is close to the aquatic world. 

Marine paintings bring a sense of calm to an interior design, while taking you on a journey to new lands. Bring home a true haven of peace!
Let yourself be transported to the seaside without leaving your home, thanks to these unique works of art!

Buy a seascape painting Carré d'artistes: our art curators are available by phone and video conference to guide you in your choices. 

 

Why buy a seascape painting?

A study conducted by the European Centre for Environment and Health shows that the sight of a beach or seaside has positive effects on the state of mind. 
By hanging a seascape painting in your home, above a sofa for example, you can create your own relaxation zone.


Navy blue decor for a zen home

A beautiful blue decoration in a seaside spirit, choose the small or large size painting that will make you feel good at home. Take the time to choose the marine painting that will bring you emotion.  Of course you can change your mind according to the seasons, according to the trends... 
 

History of marine painting 

The history of marine painting begins in prehistoric times, when boats were already depicted on walls, then on containers during the time of ancient Greece. The Middle Ages depicted the sea in paintings when it was necessary for a religious narrative: it was therefore not a separate artistic genre. It was Flemish painting, from the 16th century onwards, that gave this genre its first letters of nobility. 

 

Panoramic views of large bodies of water appear. Ships emerge from the water and begin to fill the sea with their large white sails. But it is really the Dutch 17th century that is considered the golden age of sea paintings. 


Paintings of naval battles are numerous and impressive. There are also scenes of calm rivers. The history of famous shipwrecks is also told in paintings. The 18th century continued in this vein. 

 

It was the time of great military actions. Marine painting followed this trend, although in Venice, for example, the canals and the peaceful gondolas of the city were often depicted. 

 

In the 19th century, the genre continued and evolved with the schools of its time. The Impressionists blurred the landscape, the Romantics brought a touch of mysticism to the water, etc. Beach scenes also appeared.

Artists alternated between dark and troubled representations and calm representations of the sea. In the 20th century, the genre did not disappear, but it lost some of its nobility. Nevertheless, marine views remain important and many modern and contemporary artists depict the sea in paintings. 
 

Famous painters of seascapes 

The most famous painters of seascapes are to be found mainly between the 17th and 19th centuries. Before this period, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, who painted paintings of the sea in addition to scenes of country life, comes to mind. Claude Gellée, known as the Lorrain, is a French painter known for his harbour views, such as Port de mer au soleil couchant 

Similarly, Canaletto painted panoramic marine views of Venice. Later, the French painter Claude Joseph Vernet is famous for his marine paintings. In England, William Turner is one of the great representatives of this genre. The 19th century also saw its leaders, such as Géricault and his famous Raft of the Medusa (1819), or Monet, thanks to the superb Impression soleil levant (1872). On the other side of the globe, but no less famous, Hokusai's iconic Great Wave of Kanagawa (1831), proves that the sea is an essential element in the painting of all periods and all countries. 

At Carré d'artistes, discover contemporary paintings of marine views and seascapes, by artists such as Éric Munsch , Franck Hébert , Bruno Klein ,
Nicole Ortis-Bommarito and others.  

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