Shipwreck By Claude-Joseph Vernet

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The painting conveys how the crazy storm is approaching towards the nearby land. From this, people near the shore are running away. They are telling other people to watch out and run away from those big waves. People that are laying on top of the rocks were trying to be safe from the waves. Furthermore, it looks like towards the smaller rocks people were swept from the waves to the land. They are trying to catch their breaths and other people are dragging them away from the shore. On top of that, when the big storm forms, the ship is in a tilted way where it is about to be wrecked. Luckily the ship on the opposite side is safely being approached to its destination from the storm. Moreover, you can see how the storm is extremely detailed; like …show more content…
He was one of the most famous landscapes and marine painters in Europe. He studied under Adrien Manglard who was a marine painter. After he studied with him he got his own style of painting. That is where he started traveling near the Mediterranean coast and Rome to sketch his trips for his long career. Later, he started to get noticed by Roman collectors and French diplomats in Italy and many others from the Alps. Then from this, his famous painting Shipwreck was best known. There were others too, but this one was superb to everyone. It conveyed by how shipwrecks were common in the eighteenth century, so he painted the scenes he had seen during his life. He liked to broaden his artistry and that is why his paintings are in extreme detail. Like it shows how the sailors were stressed during their journey thru the sea. The artist loved to imagine and paint his thought down. The sailors on the boat showed how they were scared because the boat was tilting and about to sink. These paintings tell us the tough situations sailors have when riding a boat in the sea. Also, the artist loves to show the passion of destruction in these types of paintings especially in the Shipwreck in Stormy Seas. Like society can depict how people are afraid of the situation that is happening to them. Furthermore, the intensity of the winds and the lightning bolts show how the …show more content…
Like when I was walking down the gallery and saw this it had much news to it. Just staring at it made me feel I was in that painting. I was thinking “If I was in that situation how would it feel like”. The stress and the commotion people have it is intense. The contrast of the sky is well done by how the light shines and the city is unharmed by the storm. The extreme structure and the components of the ship are superb. These were the initial grab or hook up I got from this painting. Then more another aspect of this painting got me into it more. Like how the rocks are extremely dark because no sunlight is shown there. Then the opposite side of the rock is more brighten and how the waves are structured just gives me the thrills toward this painting. I feel like the painter wanted to put his painting out to the world and look upon it and I felt his message coming into me. It is like he is right in front of me and painting next to me. On the other hand, he portrayed the nature where mankind and technology play a role in that painting. The last point to mention is where how everything is controlled by god and anything can happen by mother nature. Just giving a thought into this gives me an uneasy feeling and somewhat of a terror or chaos mode. Truly this is how I felt when looking at this and felt like it was talking to

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