Stormy Navy Oil on Canvas Italy XIX Century

Code :  ARARPI0125966

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Stormy Navy Oil on Canvas Italy XIX Century

Code :  ARARPI0125966

not available

Stormy Navy Oil on Canvas Italy XIX Century


Work title:  Marina in tempesta

Time:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Subject:  Marine landscape

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Marina in tempesta

Oil on canvas. Of this suggestive and fascinating scene of a stormy sea, with ships at the mercy of the waves, there are different versions, inspired by the most important and well-known canvas, the one created by Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), of the same size and preserved at the Castello Sforzesco from Milan. This proposal is very close to a similar work from the Gnecchi collection in Milan, certainly inspired by the Guardesca production: it differs in small details (the color of the flag on the ship on the right, the inclinations of the masts of the ships on the left and in the center, the shape of the clouds), which suggest a good copy, made in the nineteenth century, in the wake of the interest and suggestion for the naturalistic theme and, in particular, for the power of Nature, which developed above all in Italy during the period of Romanticism. On the back of the frame there is a paper label with an inventory number and the initials C.G. (Gnecchi Collection?). On the first canvas, the painting has a very small tear on the right. It is presented in a late 19th century frame.

Product Condition:
Product in fair condition showing some signs of age.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 46
Width: 58,5
Depth: 4

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 34
Width: 46

Additional Information

Time: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

The revolutions in Europe between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, accelerating social, political and economic changes, favor the birth of a new artistic movement, Romanticism, which places sentiment and love of country and that, detaching itself from the forms of Neoclassicism, proposes a style that shows the deep emotions of man, aroused by real life. In particular, in painting, historical subjects, scenes of popular life and patriotic struggle, the landscape as an expression of love for nature and orientalist subjects are imposed. To express emotions and feelings, we begin to use bright colors, the outlines are blurred, the contrasts of lights increase, to then progressively arrive at a painting, with the Macchiaioli first and then with the Impressionists, "en plein air", pure exaltation of emotions, chromatic effects, subjective impressions.
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Subject: Marine landscape

Artistic technique: Pittura

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Technical specification: Oil on canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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