Oriental Seaport at Sunrise (around 1755) by Claude-Joseph VernetOriginal Source: Object in the Online-Collection of the Pinakotheken
Vernet combines the tradition of older landscape painting – especially that of Claude Lorrain – with precise observations from nature in his harbour scenes, sea and coastal pictures.
The location of the 'oriental seaport' is fictive...
... the well and the fortress are Neapolitan motifs.
River Fishermen in the Evening (around 1755) by Claude-Joseph VernetOriginal Source: Object in the Online-Collection of the Pinakotheken
As a companion piece to 'Oriental Seaport at Sunrise', Vernet painted this scene of fishermen in the evening.
Not only the times of day...
... but also the locations depicted form a delightful contrast between the two paintings...
… with the coast and a scene further inland, perhaps also representing the Orient and the Occident.
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