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Storm on the Coast of Sicily, (painting)

Artist:
Auchenbach, Andr.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 54
. . . The "N.Y. Albion" says: "We have now quietly looked at it several times, and have no hesitation in pronouncing it a very remarkable work of art. Those who are familiar with with J.M.W. Turner, the English painter, may imagine one of his boldest effects, wherein at first sight the coloring appears exaggerated. The sun is breaking through a stormy sky, lighting up the crests of the waves, and gilding portions of a rocky foreground. There are no figures, there is no shipping. Sea, sky, and rock make up the picture. It appears to us that the storm is past, though the main body of water seems driving rapidly from left to right, as though a strong current were setting in that direction. This is one of the singular and striking effects that this painter has conceived and embodied. Another is the character given to his transparent waves in the foreground. They are neither rolling, nor breaking, but are literally rising (jumping we might almost say), as one may see them in a vexed and thoroughly troubled ocean, when the fury of the wind has subsided. These irregular, abrupt, perpendicular jerks must have been remarked at times by those who keep their eyes open in a storm, on the coast or at sea. Auchenbach has boldly represented them; and though, probably, pronounced unnatural by the careless observer, they may be here and there recognized as true to nature. . . . [P. 22.]
The Dusseldorf Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings, by Artists of the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, now on exhibition at 548 Broadway, New-York. Season Tickets to the Gallery, fifty cents. Sidney and Russell, Printers, 79 John Street, N.Y.
Artist nationality: Dusseldorf School.
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Storm
Landscape--Coast
Landscape--Italy--Sicily
Landscape--Foreign--Italy
Control number:
AECI 01550054
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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