Seascapes with ships in art and painting

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Seascapes with ships

Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky (1817-1900) The Survivors
Oil on Canvas -1876 47.5 x 64 cm ( 18,7 x 25,2 inch )
Private art collection
image: Public domain



Characteristic features of seascapes with ships in art and painting during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries include:

  • 1. Realism: Artists aimed to depict maritime scenes with accuracy and precision, capturing intricate details of ships, waves, and coastal landscapes.
  • 2. Dramatic lighting: The use of light and shadow played a crucial role in creating a sense of drama in seascapes. Artists often portrayed the interplay between sunlight breaking through clouds or reflecting off water surfaces.
  • 3. Atmospheric effects: Artists experimented with techniques to convey the vastness and ever-changing nature of the sea. They employed techniques such as softening edges, hazy atmospheres, misty horizons, or subtle shifts in color to create depth and mood.
  • 4. Composition: Seascapes were often composed using diagonal lines to suggest movement and dynamism. Ships were positioned strategically within the frame to enhance balance or create focal points.
  • 5. Symbolism: Ships symbolized exploration, adventure, trade routes, naval power or even human struggles against natural forces like storms or turbulent waters.
  • 6. Romanticism: During the 19th century particularly, there was an increased emphasis on emotional expression in seascapes. Artists sought to evoke feelings of awe towards nature's grandeur while also exploring themes like man's insignificance compared to the immensity of the ocean.

These characteristics define seascapes with ships during this period as artists captured both realistic representations as well as artistic interpretations imbued with emotion and symbolism.


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Pictures:

The Battle Of The Glorious 1st Of June 1794 :: Thomas Whitcombe
Sea landscapes with ships - The Battle Of The Glorious 1st Of June 1794 :: Thomas Whitcombe
Ships Entering a Port in a Storm :: Theodor Alexander Weber
Sea landscapes with ships - Ships Entering a Port in a Storm :: Theodor Alexander Weber
Shipping Approaching The Harbour Mouth In A Rough Sea :: John Jock Wilson
Sea landscapes with ships - Shipping Approaching The Harbour Mouth In A Rough Sea :: John Jock Wilson
Merchant Ship and Fishing Vessels off the Dutch Coast :: George Webster
Sea landscapes with ships - Merchant Ship and Fishing Vessels off the Dutch Coast :: George Webster
Venice :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - Venice :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Gunboat off Crete :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - Gunboat off Crete :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Alexander II Crossing the Danube :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - Alexander II Crossing the Danube :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
The Russian Squadron on the Sevastopol Roads (detail) :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - The Russian Squadron on the Sevastopol Roads (detail) :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Naval Battle at Chios :: Naval Battle at Chios
Sea landscapes with ships - Naval Battle at Chios :: Naval Battle at Chios
The Grand Canal, Venice :: Felix Ziem
Sea landscapes with ships - The Grand Canal, Venice :: Felix Ziem
Harbour In Constantinople :: Felix Ziem
Sea landscapes with ships - Harbour In Constantinople :: Felix Ziem
Sebastopol :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - Sebastopol :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Battle of Cesme at Night :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - Battle of Cesme at Night :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
The harbour of Marseille :: Joseph Garibaldi
Sea landscapes with ships - The harbour of Marseille :: Joseph Garibaldi
The Survivors :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Sea landscapes with ships - The Survivors :: Ivan Constantinovich Aivazovsky
Shipping on the Clyde :: John Atkinson Grimshaw
Sea landscapes with ships - Shipping on the Clyde :: John Atkinson Grimshaw
View of the Gulf of Bandol - tuna fishing [detail 1] :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Sea landscapes with ships - View of the Gulf of Bandol - tuna fishing [detail 1] :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Storm with a Shipwreck :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Sea landscapes with ships - Storm with a Shipwreck :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
A Shipwreck In A Stormy Sea By The Coast :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Sea landscapes with ships - A Shipwreck In A Stormy Sea By The Coast :: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Shipping off the Dutch Coast :: Paul-Jean Clays
Sea landscapes with ships - Shipping off the Dutch Coast :: Paul-Jean Clays
A Merchant Ship Signaling for a Pilot of the Cliffs of Dover :: Thomas Luny
Sea landscapes with ships - A Merchant Ship Signaling for a Pilot of the Cliffs of Dover :: Thomas Luny
The Port of Rotterdam :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Sea landscapes with ships - The Port of Rotterdam :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
The ships at fjords :: Hans Fredrik Gude
Sea landscapes with ships - The ships at fjords :: Hans Fredrik Gude
A North Easter Coast of Devon :: David James
Sea landscapes with ships - A North Easter Coast of Devon :: David James
Norwegian Naval Ship Leaving the Port of Honfleur :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Sea landscapes with ships - Norwegian Naval Ship Leaving the Port of Honfleur :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Leaving the Port of Honfleur :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Sea landscapes with ships - Leaving the Port of Honfleur :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Honfleur :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Sea landscapes with ships - Honfleur :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Boats Dockside :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Sea landscapes with ships - Boats Dockside :: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Shipwrecked :: James Webb
Sea landscapes with ships - Shipwrecked :: James Webb
Fishing Vessels In Choppy Seas :: Henry Redmore
Sea landscapes with ships - Fishing Vessels In Choppy Seas :: Henry Redmore
Fishing Vessels Heading Out to Sea :: Henry Redmore
Sea landscapes with ships - Fishing Vessels Heading Out to Sea :: Henry Redmore
After the Storm :: Henry Redmore
Sea landscapes with ships - After the Storm :: Henry Redmore
Outward Bound :: Henry Moore
Sea landscapes with ships - Outward Bound :: Henry Moore
The Evening Calm :: Felix Francois Martigues Zeim
Sea landscapes with ships - The Evening Calm :: Felix Francois Martigues Zeim
The Battle Between Chesapeake and the Shannon :: Charles Brooking
Sea landscapes with ships - The Battle Between Chesapeake and the Shannon :: Charles Brooking
 






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User   User Rating: 400  June 25, 2018


Large ships always reinforce the overall impression of the picture. Their greatness is felt from any distance, and even if they try to withstand the bad weather, it only increases the drama from the opposition of the two giants - the ship and the ocean.

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