Beach View

Public Domain

Artist / maker

Guillaume Vogels (painters (artists))

Date

ca. 1878

Period

19th century
Guillaume Vogels sought inspiration in landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and cityscapes in which the representation of atmospheric impressions fascinated him more than a static, anecdotal portrayal of reality. This beach scene owes its form to the structure and the broad, heavy brushstrokes. The schematic figures accentuate the vastness of the scene. With this work, Vogels reveals himself to be exceptional…
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Guillaume Vogels sought inspiration in landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and cityscapes in which the representation of atmospheric impressions fascinated him more than a static, anecdotal portrayal of reality. This beach scene owes its form to the structure and the broad, heavy brushstrokes. The schematic figures accentuate the vastness of the scene. With this work, Vogels reveals himself to be exceptional colourist. He was one of the first in Belgium to mix paint directly upon the canvas. Although the composition has a clear structure, the sketchy style of painting gives the impression of a snapshot.
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Features
Artist / maker Guillaume Vogels VIAF RKD Wikidata
Type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Category paintings (visual works) AAT
Materials oil paint , canvas
Dimensions 41 x 61 cm
Location Work on display
Object number 1914-AW
Vlaamse Kunstcollectie - EN

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