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Leibniz Universe 15U - Contemporary and colorful underwater scene, Oil on canvas
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
Gian Marco Capraro is fascinated by altered universes, dream states and idyllic states of being. Leibniz was a philosopher who wrote and deeply explored the “best of all possible wor...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Leibniz Universe 10U - Contemporary and colorful underwater scene, Oil on canvas
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
Gian Marco Capraro is fascinated by altered universes, dream states and idyllic states of being. Leibniz was a philosopher who wrote and deeply explored the “best of all possible wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Leibniz Universe 13U - Contemporary and colorful underwater scene, Oil on canvas
By Gian Marco Capraro
Located in Dallas, TX
Gian Marco Capraro is fascinated by altered universes, dream states and idyllic states of being. Leibniz was a philosopher who wrote and deeply explored the “best of all possible wor...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Trailblazer by Patsy McArthur, charcoal drawing, underwater diver and bubbles
By Patsy McArthur
Located in Dallas, TX
Scottish artist Patsy McArthur explores the grace and power of human movement in her naturalistic drawings and paintings. Her latest works, including small ink studies, charcoal and ...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Archival Paper

Gravity and Levity 1, Patsy McArthur, charcoal drawing, underwater diver, bubble
By Patsy McArthur
Located in Dallas, TX
Scottish artist Patsy McArthur explores the grace and power of human movement in her naturalistic drawings and paintings. Her latest works, including small ink studies, charcoal and ...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Charcoal, Archival Paper

Morphosis II underwater painting , blue painting , sea painting, people painting
By Bill Bate
Located in Deddington, GB
'Morphosis II' has been painted by the artist, Bill Bate, using oil paint on canvas. This painting started out as a single figure but has been heavily reworked evolving into a scen...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Relinquished, Carne Griffiths, Underwater Painting, Abstract Art, Affordable Art
By Carne Griffiths
Located in Deddington, GB
Relinquished is a low edition print of a run of 33 prints by Carne Griffiths. The print measures 81x61cm and has been printed on 330gsm smooth epson brightwhite paper. Size: H:81 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Giclée

American Dreamlike Surrealist / Abstract Underwater Painting in Rustic Frame
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large and unusual acrylic on Masonite dream-like surrealist / abstract painting with an eerie irrational underwater composition & fantastic incongruous objects. Framed with rustic...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Masonite

Underwater Temple 2, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
READY TO HANG - GALLERY QUALITY 3D Chassis Inspired by the colorful, beautiful, full of life underwater world, I am creating my visions of this fascinating diving experiences. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Underwater Temple, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
READY TO HANG - GALLERY QUALITY 3D Chassis Inspired by the colorful, beautiful, full of life underwater world, I am creating my visions of this fascinating diving experiences. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Underwater
By Alberto Murillo
Located in Baltimore, MD
This piece is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Unframed dimensions: 48 x 48 inches. Alberto Murillo is a native of Madrid, Spain, but has resided in cities and countries...
Category

2010s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Enamel

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Underwater
By Angie Sinclair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Large-scale oil painting of swimmers in a pool Modern Impressionism. Angie Sinclair Artist Statement: My current body of work is all about water. My oil paintings are inspired from ...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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H 36 in. W 48 in. D 1.5 in.
Underwater Magic 1, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
By Hilary Winfield
Located in Yardley, PA
Underwater Magic 1 is an original painting, created with acrylic paint on gallery-wrapped canvas. It has a width of 24 inches and a height of 24 inches with a depth of 1.5 inches (24...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Underwater Love, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
By Ronald Hunter
Located in Yardley, PA
White gradually transitions into blue and deep brown shades, evoking a sense of depth, of being submerged. Layers of acrylic paint and texture give the painting an interesting twist....
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Underwater park, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
By Nathalie Gribinski
Located in Yardley, PA
This abstract painting created on a black background is part of "The Strings of Life" series. It is ready to hang. :: Painting :: Abstract :: This piece comes with an official certi...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

''Headlong'' Contemporary Underwater Portrait Painting of a Swimmer
By Amy Devlin
Located in Utrecht, NL
Amy Devlin portrays people, animals, or nature in her works. But what really matters to her is light and water, which she wants to capture in the form of a physical memory. By follow...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Yellow - Expressionism, Underwater Seascape Painting, Abstract Landscape
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Underwater Rocks
By Alexandra Velichko
Located in London, Chelsea
In this seascape oil painting, contemporary artist Alexandra Velichko renders in intense realist detail the nature of the water with a sense of nearness. The close proximity of the i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

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H 23.63 in. W 15.75 in. D 0.99 in.
Underwater Lake
By Sarah Olson
Located in New York, NY
oil on wood panel, 16"x20" signed on reverse Sarah Olson explores the beginning of life and the creation of the world through the lens of religion and science. She has exh...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

Underwater City
By Kellie Pickard
Located in Three Oaks, MI
Kellie Pickard was born in Bay City, Michigan and received a Bachelor of Studio Art/Psychology with an art therapy emphasis at Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Kellie lived a...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

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H 42 in. W 42 in. D 1.5 in.
Underwater Surreal Seascape Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-2729, an undersea scene, mixed-media on canvas, displayed in a giltwood frame. Artist unknown. Image size 23 H x 15.5 W.
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Vintage 1950s Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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H 25 in. W 18 in. D 1 in.
"Large Underwater Fish Painting" Colorful Realist Coral Reef Seascape Painting
By Henry David Potwin
Located in Houston, TX
Contemporary seascape painting by Henry David Potwin. Colorful and vibrant coral reef painting incorporating fish colonies and various marine plants. Signed by artist on bottom right...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

''Spin 2'' Contemporary Underwater Portrait Painting in Neon Colors
By Amy Devlin
Located in Utrecht, NL
Amy Devlin portrays people, animals, or nature in her works. But what really matters to her is light and water, which she wants to capture in the form of a physical memory. By follow...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Touch - Abstract Landscape, Expressionism, Underwater Seascape Painting
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Underwater Coral Retreat (2017), Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
By Nestor Toro
Located in Yardley, PA
Vibrant detailed piece with bold color blending, lots of drips and big palette knife strokes...Pretty much everything I love in a painting!!! This painting conveys motion and energy ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Underwater Study 3284
By Howard Schatz
Located in Lawrence, NY
#1 of 8 archival pigment print signed, numbered Howard Schatz gave up a career as a retinal surgeon and a clinical professor to follow his passion for photography. Schatz first esta...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Cloud - Abstract Landscape, Expressionism, Underwater Seascape Painting
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Flying Wave - Expressionism, Underwater Seascape Painting, Abstract Landscape
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Dream Glide - contemporary underwater figurative nude oil painting
By Bill Bate
Located in London, GB
Bill Bate was born in Liverpool in 1962 and is a graduate in Fine Art from the Central School of Art London (now known as Central Saint Martins)He works largely with oil and his part...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Ky Anderson "Underwater" -- Colorful Abstract Painting on Canvas
By Ky Anderson
Located in New York, NY
Ky Anderson Underwater, 2019 Pigment, acrylic and oil on raw canvas 60 x 70 in. This abstract acrylic painting on canvas is both geometric and painterly, with deep green and pink ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic, Pigment

Radiance - contemporary underwater figures movement oil painting unframed
By Bill Bate
Located in London, GB
'I have always been inspired by the human figure and the effect light has upon it. I have used various ways of portraying the body such as dance, swimming and also boxing but it is t...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Underwater Study 3288
By Howard Schatz
Located in Lawrence, NY
#1 of 8 Howard Schatz gave up a career as a retinal surgeon and a clinical professor to follow his passion for photography. Schatz first established a following in the 1990s with two...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Archival Pigment

Underwater Plants - Diptych, Contemporary Nature Oil Painting, Magical Realism
By Aleksandra Bujnowska
Located in Salzburg, AT
Born 1979 in Warsaw. Works in painting and photography. Between 2001and 2006 she studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Professors Jaroslaw Modzelewski and Grzeg...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

''Surface Light'' Contemporary Underwater Portrait Painting in Neon Colors
By Amy Devlin
Located in Utrecht, NL
Amy Devlin portrays people, animals, or nature in her works. But what really matters to her is light and water, which she wants to capture in the form of a physical memory. By follow...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Silence Under The Waves - Expressionism, Underwater Seascape Painting, Abstract
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Surface - contemporary figurative female nude underwater blue oil painting
By Bill Bate
Located in London, GB
Bill Bate: ‘I have always been inspired by the human figure and the effect light has upon it. I have used various ways of portraying the body such as dance, swimming and also boxing ...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Phosphorous, Amy Devlin, Underwater Art, Figurative Painting, Affordable Artwork
By Amy Devlin
Located in Deddington, GB
Amy Devlin Phosphorus Original Oil Painting on Canvas OilPaint on Canvas Canvas Size: 45 cm x 35 cm x 2 cm Framed Size: 50 cm x 40cm x 5 cm Sold Framed in a White Box Frame Phosphor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Underwater Firefighter - 21st Century, Contemporary, Figurative Oil Painting
By Corvengi
Located in Barcelona, Catalonia
Oil on canvas
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"5 Koi 21" Lush brilliantly colored expressionist painting koi fish underwater
By Linda Holt
Located in Wellesley, MA
Linda Holt "5 Koi 21" 2021 Oil on Canvas 30 x 30 Inches This work is a complex composition of koi fish swimming underwater filled with light and brilliant color painted in a lush ...
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2010s Expressionist Animal Paintings

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Oil, ABS

Underwater Ocean Seascape Textural Painting by Seren Morey - Aquafur Dreams
By Seren Morey
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Seren Morey’s paintings are highly sculptural, with thick icing-like layers of paint specially created using a unique combination of acrylic mediums, dispersions and found objects to...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

''Hydra'' Contemporary Underwater Portrait Painting of a Girl in a Pool, Yellow
By Amy Devlin
Located in Utrecht, NL
Amy Devlin portrays people, animals, or nature in her works. But what really matters to her is light and water, which she wants to capture in the form of a physical memory. By follow...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Underwater- abstract textural white blue painting and collage on panel
By Deborah T. Colter
Located in New York, NY
Deborah T Colter is a contemporary abstract painter who lives on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Deborah graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor Degree of ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Archival Paper

Turmoil -orange and yellow underwater figurative painting oil on canvas
By Bill Bate
Located in London, GB
'I have always been inspired by the human figure and the effect light has upon it. I have used various ways of portraying the body such as dance, swimming and also boxing but it is t...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Expedition II, acrylic on canvas painting, underwater, green, fish, red, tigers
Located in San Diego, CA
Expedition II, depicts an underwater ocean scene. Acrylic on canvas painting by Ben Darby, with raised texture throughout. Tigers have been added for drama.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Aqua Vita" oil painting of a woman in a green bathing suit swimming underwater
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
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2010s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Surreal Underwater Mixed Media Abstract Landscape
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2729a Mixed media on canvas Displayed in a silvered wood frame Image size 15.5x 23
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1950s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Blue Azure (Ascension) - contemporary underwater nude figures
By Bill Bate
Located in London, GB
Bill Bate: ‘I have always been inspired by the human figure and the effect light has upon it. I have used various ways of portraying the body such as dance, swimming and also boxing...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Framed Balinese Painting of an Underwater Scene, 1985
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A Balinese painting of an underwater scene on canvas signed S.Ketut.Ubud. Bali dated 1985 mounted in a silver gilt frame. Would sit well in traditional and modern interiors alike. ...
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Vintage 1980s Balinese Paintings

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Paint

Underwater Adventure- Driftwood, Slate ands Sandstone 48 X 48
By Nancy Seibert
Located in Miami Shores, FL
Underwater Adventure-Driftwood, Slate Sandstone 48 X 48 Nancy Seibert began her art studies in Washington D.C. at George Washington University. She graduated from Kent State Universi...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Slate, Sandstone

SELF, waterscape, swimming, blue, underwater, diving, bubbles, photorealism
By Eric Zener
Located in New York, NY
Original oil painting by Eric Zener. Eric Zener’s photorealistic paintings and resins are focused on four motifs: landscapes, figures in bed or on tightropes, and bodies in water. Ze...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Dark Forest - Expressionism, Underwater Sea Landscape, Seascape, Abstract
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Flying - Contemporary Expressionism, Underwater, Water, Modern Sea Landscape
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Early 1950s Surrealist Underwater Dream Oil Painting on Board
Located in Pasadena, CA
Surrealist oil on board painting depicting a dreamy underwater sea life scene, circa early 1950s. The style is reminiscent of paintings by Joan Miro. Overall measurement is 16" by 54...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Night Water, Instincts - Expressionism, Underwater, Seascape, Sea View, Abstract
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Night Water, Golden Door - Expressionism, Underwater Seascape, Abstract, Magical
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Underwater World" oil on canvas 24x20" by Nan
Located in Carmel, CA
"Nan's works first astound you by their size and lushness of color and then grab you for their quality. I stood in front of her canvases for several minutes and then walked away. And...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Red Desert Water - Expressionism, Underwater Sea Landscape, Seascape, Abstract
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Night Water, Water Forest - Expressionism, Underwater Seascape, Abstract,Magical
By Justyna Pennards-Sycz
Located in Salzburg, AT
As a graduate of the Art Academy Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten), Justyna has specialized in painting. Justyna’s paintings push the boundaries between abstraction and representa...
Category

2010s Abstract Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Na Kumuwaiwai Hohonu, Underwater Spirt - Midcentury Modern Figurative Abstract
By Marguerite Blasingame
Located in Soquel, CA
Symbolic nocturnal figurative abstract of glowing whispy figure underwater with mountains and red coral garden by Marguerite Louis Blasingame (American; 1906-1947), circa 1940-45. Ma...
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1940s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Fig. 88. Cross chest carry. Underwater view.
Located in Santa Monica, CA
glass, eggshell, ink, and oxidized iron paint on found image.
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21st Century and Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Glass, Ink

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Underwater Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact underwater painting you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. You can easily find an example made in the Abstract style, while we also have 23 Abstract versions to choose from as well. Finding the perfect underwater painting may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right underwater painting for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of blue, gray, black and beige. An underwater painting from Patsy McArthur, Bill Bate, Justyna Pennards-Sycz, Amy Devlin and Eric Zener — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, canvas and fabric.

How Much is a Underwater Painting?

The average selling price for an underwater painting we offer is $3,592, while they’re typically $673 on the low end and $185,000 for the highest priced.

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Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring antique and vintage paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way. Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

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