Paintings Art is one of the most amazing crafts humanity ever had. It is just unbelievable how much emotions can motionless picture to reproduce. We can for hours watch the most uncommon and mysterious paintings trying to memorize each detail. Some of the paintings seem to be alive, they are breathing and living creatures trapped by the hand of artist in the canvas. In this paper I want to compare to masterpieces of fine crafts: Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish William Turner and On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt by Claude Monet. These pictures describe water and boats but there all similarities come to the end. Turner and Monet represent different art schools, their works also differ greatly.
While the works of Turner are rich with the spirit of anxiety, Monets works, on other hand, present a contrast of peacefulness. Turner, John Mallord William (1775-1851) considered to be one of the finest landscape artists. In each new place Turner studied the effects of sea and sky in every weather. That is why his work is such realistic. With the years he manage to develop his own painting technique. Turner not just recorded the landscapes but filled the scenes with special light.
In such way he expressed his own romantic feelings maybe that is why each work is imbued with various emotions. It may seem that his works have some fantastic and far-fetched features. They do not look like common landscapes drawings. But I think that such kind of eccentricity only makes them unique. Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the most famous representatives of impressionistic school. Landscapes were the main genre of his works.
TURNER Joseph Mallord William Turner, the son of a barber and wigmakers, was born in London in 1775. As a child Turner made money by colouring engravings for his father's customers. At the age of 14 he entered the Royal Academy. He exhibited his first drawing, A View of the Archbishop's Palace in Lambeth in 1790. Two years later he providing illustrations for the Copperplate Magazine and the ...
His pictures reproduce the genuine atmosphere of France, they save special feeling of softness and lucidity. His enchanted images of nature bewitch us with marvelous reproducing of emotions. It seems that pictures capture some moments of life and save them in the special melancholic way peculiar to Monets style. If we take a closer look at Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish we can easily see truly Turners features. Among his paints were twelve different shades of yellow. William Turner was not only interested in a technical side of paints but also felt great necessity to use uncombined light paints in his works.
He was known as the painter of light. And picture Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish became no exception. This is the oil on canvas picture, 174.5 x 224.9 cm now it is kept in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kimball.
It seems to me that Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish absorbs all the distinguish features of Turners works. We see the fishing boats in the stormy sea. To heighten the storm’s impact, Turner artfully manipulated the lighting in this composition. The boats at the left are brilliantly silhouetted against the dark clouds. However, the shining suns lighten the one boat and create a bright spot in the center of the picture. Along with the rising waves, crowned with the white foam it makes the composition center of the picture.
In this center is situated a boat overcrowded with people. The boat is painted in firm, rounded lines. It is the only stable thing in the whole picture, it is the core around which roar the sea. It helps to balance the elemental forces of nature and keep the whole scene in a strange kind of harmony. Near there is a small empty boat on the roller. Further in the right there is another boat, which totally loses control.
Behind the light spot there are another few boats, which desperately tries to fight the element. Such repartition immediately is not accidentally. It helps to overview the whole picture on a new emotional level. Turner used color contrast to underline the tragedy of this enchanting spectacle. Conquering the problem of creating a believable sense of space across a featureless expanse of water, Turner anchored the carefully aligned design upon a small empty boat. From this foreground focus, a row of larger ships moves backward over the choppy waves on a diagonal line, generating a remarkable illusion of depth. Without this mastery of perspective, the feeling of depth and space that his highly abstract compositions were later to retain would have been inconceivable. Again and again, I will talk about the magnificent use of light in this work.
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Light played a great role in the life and works of William Turner. He wanted to transfer the world he saw on the canvas with the help of light paints. The yellow paint is making the boats ant the sails to shine in the sunlight. Sea waves are nearly pellucid in this flowing light. It is the famous Turners airbrush effect. Without it the picture will lose immediately this weightlessness feeling. Turner makes the boats to look nearly three-dimension. On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt by Claude Monet is very peaceful picture.
It depicts the artists future wife, Camille Doncieux, sitting near the River Seine. Woman on the picture truly enjoys the beautiful day. Monet in his works always tried to rich unbelievable effects using simple composition and limited color spectrum. The same tactics was used with the On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt. We can see the inn reflected by the smooth water of the Seine. The rowboat painted in the foreground drowsily lean against the bank. There are no roaring waves, gloomy skies and crashing boats in spite of the pictures of Turner.
There is no feeling of menace and tragedy. On the Banks of the Seine, Bennecourt reveals the early hallmarks of Impressionism: the commonplace subject of an intimate friend relaxing in an open-air, waterside setting in the countryside near Paris. Monet used the broken, vibrating brush strokes to depict the fluctuations of light. A high-keyed palette of rapidly applied blues, greens, and yellows outlines the beauty of nature and forms that evoke a sense of immediacy. The picture itself is a symbol of equipoise and tranquility. There are no sharp contrasts of shadow and light like in Turners works.
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On the Banks of the Seine, Bennecourt and Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish evoke absolutely different emotion and remind me sea. It can be calm and harmless in one moment and deadly destroying in other..