Nice and Nautical

A collection of fine nautical art. All pictures show images of the ocean, boats, and other nautical features. Some also show a beautiful landscape painted against the sea. I chose this theme because it includes a wide variety of mediums and the painting are both symbolic and literal.

This painting is about water and how it is free and always flowing. I chose this painting because the way the artist swirled the water and thought the detail he did on the rocks were interesting. The artist, Yokoyama Taikan, puts a small red symbol on each of his painting. You could say that the water is a symbol of how life is always moving but are always obstacles such as the rocks. The mood would be peaceful and calm.
This painting is about fishermen who are about to come back in to port. The medium used to create this painting was oil on canvas. chose this painting because I found it simple yet meaningful. For the style, I found it quite creative of the artist to paint one large boat and all the others as a background. Joseph Mallord William Turner was not only a painter, but also a print maker. The brightening sky represents a hopeful day as they set out to sea. The mood of the painting is hopeful and happy
This painting is about this massive wave about to crash on the beach. This was done on a canvas with oil paints. I chose it because it showcases the power and beauty of nature and the ocean. He did not blend to much but he used bold contrast within the wave. The artist, Gustave Courbet was born in 1819 and died in 1877. The wave in the painting symbolizes the raw power of nature. The mood of the painting is awe and observance.
I think this painting is about a foggy and brisk morning at the harbor with the fishermen are just leaving the harbor. The medium used in this painting is water color. I chose it because I liked how the artist blended the colors. He probably spent a lot of time trying to make sure the sun was very bright colored while the rest of the painting was gloomy. Many James M. Nairn paintings are portrayed in a museum in New Zealand. The sun is they symbol of a brand new day while the clearing fog represents the end of the last day. The mood of the painting is tired yet joyful.
I think this painting displays leaving something behind and starting new because the shops look like they are sailing away from port. The medium used for this painting is oil paint. I chose this because I liked how the artist used the different colors for the ocean. The artist Vincent Van Gogh, made over 2,000 different paintings, self portraits, and other works of art in his lifetime. The boat in the painting symbolizes us, going out and starting anew. The overall mood of the painting is calm and hopeful.
I think this painting is about a couple of people, going out on the ocean to see and observe nature. The medium of this painting is oil on canvas. I chose this painting because I liked the detail the artist did on the boats. I like how every part of the painting is done so cautiously and detailed.The mountainside is a symbol of the beauty of nature. The Mood of the painting is respect. The artist Henry Moore, had many friends with yachts, witch inspired him to do paintings of the sea. I think the subtle waves in the water represent the mood of the painting which is calm and leisurely.
This is a picture of a couple of kids canoeing around an island having fun. The medium used for this picture is Gelatin-Bromide Silver on paper. I chose this painting because i liked its appearance and found the medium extremely interesting. The style i thought was very unique and well detailed. The rough terrain looks like it represents the wild and unpredictable ocean. The mood of this picture is pleasure and serene.
This picture is a landscape of a bridge, lake, foliage, and the nearby shore. The medium used id pen and ink on paper. I chose this painting because I thought it was cool how the colors on the painting were soft compared to what I thought of the medium. Joseph Mallord William Turner's art was exhibited when he was still a teenager. The reflection in the water could be seen as a symbol of irony or reality. The painting has no perceptible mood but invokes mixed emotions in each critic.
This picture is about a beautiful lake in heaven. The medium used for this painting is oil paint on canvas. I chose this painting because I enjoy the bold colors and the perspective. The artist is known for his vivid colors and for usually painting vast city and landscapes. I think the bold and clear color of the lake shows the beauty and solemnity in heaven. The mood of this painting is just taking in the sight and in awe from the glistening landscape.
This is a painting of the dock at night. I chose this painting because I thought it was clever how the artist used shading instead of color. The medium used for this painting is oil on panel. The artist, James McNeill Whistler is know for his full length portraits of London at night. The boat could be seen as a symbol of the incoming night. The mood is groggy and tired.
This painting is about a bunch of ships sailing around the port. I chose this painting because I liked how the artist also painted the harbor and not only the boats. The medium used for this picture is framed canvas art print. Francesco Guardi, a Venetian painter, was part of a family of artists who took many of their views of Venice to a canvas. I did not see any symbols or a mood for this piece but enjoyed gazing upon the lovely scenery.
This painting is about fallen angels and humans who have been sent down into a dark cavern. I chose this painting because I am fond of the vivid and flamboyant colors the artist used to illustrate and bring this picture to life.The medium used for this painting is oil paint on canvas. Francis Danby was an Irish painter who used his imagination to paint many scenic landscapes. The angel is a symbol of God's grace and the people drowning are a symbol of the faults of humanity. The mood of this painting is hope.
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