"Marina With Storm And Castle On The Rocks, Bartolomeo Pedon (venice 1665-1732)"This suggestive coastal view dating back to the end of the 17th century, where the waves of the stormy sea rush against the coast, is to be placed in the most valuable production of the great Venetian landscape painter Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice 1665-1732).
Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice 1665-1732), attributed
Stormy marina with shipwreck and castle on the rocks
Late 17th century, oil on canvas, cm. 66 x 90, with frame cm. 80 x 105
Details of the work: https://www.antichitacastelbarco.it/it/prodotto/bartolomeo-pedon--venezia-1665-1732--attribuito
To be counted among the most interesting landscape painters of the Baroque-era Venetian artistic panorama, Pedon's production boasts extravagant, stormy scenes, night and fantastic views, which stand out considerably compared to the Arcadian taste of the time, and highlighting a great pictorial originality.
We see the skilful use of pictorial material and light tones, spread with rapid touches to convey a lively effect of movement, creating a truly shocking illusion of waves dragged to break against the rocks. The bright color scheme, always enhanced by chiaroscuro games of considerable effect, also highlight the author's descriptive ability, and give depth to the imaginative articulation of the landscape.
Of the many boats that, with their crew, were seized by the storm, one remained unharmed, while the castaways are struggling to contrast the disruptive force of nature: some have found shelter on the rocks, while others try to maintain control of the vehicles and to gain a safe harbor.
The large sailing ship that moves away from the coast, looking for escape in more open waters, is rich in detail and vigor: the strength of the wind is perceived in the crazed and swollen sails, in the banners lashed on the ship's masts and in the inclination of the hull.
The canvas is part of a thematic strand that was very successful during the seventeenth century, that of marine storms, since the taste for the 'frightening' that could derive from observing the power of the sea was highly appreciated, in how highly decorative and suitable to arouse the amazement of the observer.
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