Art Genres List of Famous Marine Art Paintings

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List of the most famous marine art paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular marine art paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. marine art is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the marine art genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

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This list answers the questions, "What are examples of marine art paintings?" and "What are the most famous marine art paintings?"
A Calm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Marine Art Paintings
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"A Calm" (1654) is a painting by Dutch artist Jan van de Cappelle. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Jan van de Cappelle

Genres (Art): Marine art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age

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Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Marine Art Paintings
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Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864

Battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864 is an 1890 painting by American artist Xanthus Russell Smith. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Xanthus Russell Smith

Subject: USS Hartford, CSS Tennessee, Battle of Mobile Bay, USS Winnebago, American Civil War, + more

Genres (Art): Marine art

Art Form: Painting

Battle of the U.S.S. Kearsarge... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Marine Art Paintings
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"Battle of the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama" (1864) is a painting by French artist Édouard Manet. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Édouard Manet

Subject: Battle of Cherbourg, American Civil War, CSS Alabama, USS Kearsarge

Genres (Art): Marine art

Art Form: Painting

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The Raft of the Medusa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Marine Art Paintings
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The Raft of the Medusa is an oil painting of 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter and lithographer Théodore Géricault. Completed when the artist was 27, the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. At 491 cm × 716 cm, it is an over-life-size painting that depicts a moment from the aftermath of the wreck of the French naval frigate Méduse, which ran aground off the coast of today's Mauritania on July 5, 1816. At least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation and dehydration and practiced cannibalism. The event became an international scandal, in part because its cause was ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Théodore Géricault

Genres (Art): Marine art, History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Romanticism

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