Teacher/Backyard Scientist/Bodysurfer

The Inertia

In classic art, the ocean is frequently featured as a dark and dangerous entity, waiting to destroy ships and lives. Marine art progressed along with the evolution of ocean-going vessels. Swell-producing tempests and shorebreak mayhem, smashing boats to pieces are common subjects of classic seascapes. In many examples, classic artists painted waves with illuminated skill and menacing detail. In this gallery, we will take at look at waves in historical fine art.

Editor’s Note: This following first appeared on bodysurfing magazine, Swell Lines.


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