You may know how important water and the depiction of water are in the art world. Many artists now comprehend the hidden idea behind the waterfalls, seas, or rivers. But what about the pools? Are there any artists who invested themselves in depicting the pool? Yes, you can find many images and drawings where the pool is exposed in various variations.
It’s not about the word's first meaning but rather the concept that hides behind it. For many artists, the pool is the personification of power, flow, and calmness, while other artists perceive the pool as a cube full of closed opportunities. What is your perception of a pool?
If you wonder how artists managed to depict the pool in their canvas abstract paintings, you should check the list of examples from our article. These are the brightest examples of ways to depict a regular place for swimming, but differently and with a personal artistic touch.
1. David Hockney with A Bigger Splash
If you enjoy pop art, you will enjoy describing the image and discussing the ideas hidden in the drawing. David Hockney is an English painter. His career started with simple black & white paintings but then grew to enjoyable pop art masterpieces. His talent was fully discovered when the artist followed the idea of Andy Warhol to depict a series of swimming pools.
The painting you can find in the article was created in Los Angeles. The interesting point is that the artist inspired Jack Hazan, a movie director, to film a story about David Hockney and his artistic talent.
2. Benedetto Bufalino with a Bus Piscine
You might have heard about the artist. He has a pretty interesting history. His white paintings of art are well-known all over the world because they are unique. Benedetto Bufalino hijacks different types of vehicles to create drawings and paintings on them. These are unique works of art that please the eye of a pedestrian or anyone crossing the street. The pool was created in 2018. You can see the painting on a flipped bus which is rather an unusual place to depict a pool.
3. Henri Mattis with The Pool
The painting was created by a famous 19th-century French artist. The Pool was inspired by the Fauvism movement and had big measurements. You can see the ceramic panels covered with paint. The Matisse Museum was the place where the large canvas exhibition started. The paper with the gouache paint was cut in a bizarre way and then glued to the walls.
4. Richard Dunkey with Duo Dive
Let’s switch to a different art form and look at the photography made by London photographer Richard Dunkey. He created a series of painting canvas depicting swimming pools in France. This image is on top of the artist's most popular ones ever made.
5. Robert Bingaman with Pool 9
For the artist, depicting landscapes is the main line of the career. He was born in the 1980s, but his main artworks got popular only at the beginning of the 21st century. For example, the artist used acrylic paint to depict the swimming pools in the middle of the night.