I've sailed only once or twice in my whole life but I can still remember the empowering feeling of liberation that I felt when on the water. Sailing and sailboats have been a common topic taken up by many artists across decades and countries in painting. Let's sail with them, bon voyage!
On Board with Friedrich
Has this scene filled with light surprised you? Well, in the end Friedrich is associated more with grey tones and lonely travellers...
Some people say that Renoir didn't know how to paint. Well, I think that works like this one defy this argument, don't you think?
Sea Trip with Courbet
Courbet might be well-known for his provocative works like the "Origin of the world", but in fact he was a great landscape painter who loved painting water and rocks.
Twatchman's Sunny Vibes
When days get to sunny article features another work by J.H. Twatchman. Have a read!
Kandinsky's Folk Sail
This woodblock print by Kandinsky is inspired by the folk art from his native Russian Empire, the inspiration you read about here.
Sail Like a Fauve with Vlaminck
Provocative Trips with Kokoschka
This woodblock print was part of the printed book for children that Kokoschka made. Yet, it turned out to be very provocative... Why? Read here.
Dufy's Coast City
Dufy was a yet another Fauvist and I feel I'm going to write an article about him very soon!
Abstract Sails by Klee
Klee liked studying shapes of well-known objects and natural phenomena. How about some autumn vibes?
Lichtenstein's Sea Impasto
Lichtenstein and landscapes? Might seem surprising but Lichtenstein was actually a way more comprehensive artist than we think...