Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) grew up by the sea, off the coast of Normandy in northern France. Although he spent most of his career living mainly by the Seine River, near Paris, he always returned to the ocean on his painting campaigns, particularly at Etretat, famed for its dramatic cliffs.
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French artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) was a pioneer in marine themes, especially beach scenes, full of tourists enjoying the ocean air along the coast of Normandy. He also inspired the young Monet (1840-1926) to embark on a career of outdoor painting, full of color and light, that would lead to what is now […]
Both American artists Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940) were drawn to tropical locales such as Florida and Barbados, taking us from a stormy wind-tossed coast to the depths of a swamp with exotic birds.
The sea is an eternal inspiration, from French Early Modernist Pierre Bonnatd’s use of jewel-like colors in The Beach to Australian Elioth Gruner’s brilliantly lighted Tamarama Beach to German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich’s mysterious nocturne Seascape by Moonlight.