Seascape (or marine art) is definitely a very special genre. It is impossible to depict the sea as something living, moving and possessing its own character if the artist is deprived of good imagination. According to the great Russian marine-painter Ivan Aivazovsky “…the motion of elements is too rapid for the brush to catch, making t impossible to paint lightning, wind strokes, water splashes from life”. And in fact, such a peculiarity makes the process of creation of the image even more astonishing. It is important that the work of a painter is still valued, even though today one can just take a picture and catch and preserve any moment he wants with no difficulty. It is all due to the fact that paintings can be much more expressive and touching, translating the artist’s fascination by the sea, which can provoke both fear and excitement. Just think what can be better than the majesty of waves, the reflection of a bright moon on the still surface or a hypnotizing sunset mirrored in the water? The perception of the sea subject in the art of modern Russian artist has changed lately. But, actually, not only the sea element is now depicted within the framework of maritime art – people interacting with it are an important image used by modern marine painters as well. Just imagine a lonely fisherman in the middle of nowhere or a ship’s company struggling with the blusterous windy night. In ArtRussia Gallery you can always buy seascape paintings created by well-known Russian marine painters in oil or water-colours. We have modern seascapes for sale in all genres and for all tastes.