A Calm at a Mediterranean Port

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Title

A Calm at a Mediterranean Port

Subject

art, Romanticism, marine painting, landscape art

Description

A companion piece to A Storm on a Mediterranean Coast, this painting depicts the literal calm after the storm. In the distance, a large cumulus cloud, a possible stormy reminder of what has passed, loafs blissfully in the warm reds and yellows of the setting sea while normal life visibly continues unaffected along the coast.

Creator

Claude-Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 - 1789)

Publisher

The J. Paul Getty Musuem

Date

1770

Contributor

Ben Richardson

Rights

Available for download, without charge, under the Getty's Open Content Program

Relation

Companion Piece, A Storm on the Mediterranean Coast:
https://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/850 [opens to new window]

Format

Oil on canvas
113 × 145.7 cm (44 1/2 × 57 3/8 in.)

Type

painting

Identifier

2002.9.2

Files

Calm in the Meditereanean.jpg

Citation

Claude-Joseph Vernet (French, 1714 - 1789), “A Calm at a Mediterranean Port,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 26, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/849.

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