What comes to your mind first when you think about the majestic beauty of the nature on our planet? Undoubtedly, no one can keep calm, breath smoothly and gaze indifferently at the tremendous area covered with water either forming huge waves sweeping all on their way and devouring ships looking tiny on the background of the deep captivating blueness, or a mirror-like pacific surface sparkling in the shining sun. The ocean seduces us with the intrigue of something far and unknown and that is why enigmatic. Its might is impossible to seize and conquer no matter how powerful a human may seem to themselves. All these feelings have always been experienced by people, and artists, in particular, as they cannot resist a strong desire to render this unutterable force on canvas by means of their talent to depict.
Looking at a seascape on a wall in the accommodation is a perfect and sometimes the only way for us being charmed by the pure beauty of the oceans and seas to enjoy the views we admire so much. In this article, a top 7 most famous and absorbing seascapes are presented, which also serve as an incentive for Trend Gallery artists to create artworks showing the sea. Our artists also shared their perception of the famous paintings and explained what exactly made them take a fancy for marine art.
At the end of the article, you will see an unexpected bonus to our collection which will not leave you indifferent.
Caspar David Friedrich “The Monk by the Sea”
Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 - May 7, 1840) was a landscape and seascape painter and belonged to the German Romantic movement existing in the 19th century. At present, he is considered to be the most outstanding artist of that movement. Friedrich is known in the world of art for his allegorical landscapes that show ruminative figures silhouetted in the night sky, grey morning mist, the sea. His works are an inimitable conveyance of the contemplation and spiritual experience of nature and life on the whole.
His works got into the mainstream of art again at the beginning of the 20th century when his paintings were exhibited in one of the famous art galleries in Berlin. In the 1920s, his landscapes were highly appraised and admired by the Expressionists, and later frequently resorted to by the Surrealists and Existentialists in their artworks. Caspar David Friedrich is fairly considered to be an iconic representative of the German Romantic movement, and an artist of the international level.
- When our leading artists Krykun, Sergio and Balina were asked about their landscape paintings and namely what led them to creating sea and ocean paintings which have become incredibly popular among the art lovers, they expressed an unanimous opinion that the famous landscape by Friedrich impressed them by the depth of the nature colors in his painting which were a reflection of the monk’s thoughts speculating on the good and the evil on earth. At the same time, the light colors of the clouds above the almost black sea surface give us hope for the triumph of the good in the end.