Thursday, December 15, 2011

Love Interest

Emile Friant, Alone
Alfred Guillou. Farewell
Rowland Wheelwright, The Enchanted Shore

William Stanley Haseltine

Nice use of verticals vs horizontals in these works.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Michael Zeno-Diemer

The German maritime artist Zeno Diemer (who died in 1939) was not afraid to use strong contrasts. His paintings have that typical German precision but are in no way lacking in energy. He is a favourite of mine whose work I've posted before.

The use of a warm colour (red in the ships) acts as a foil to the the cool colours in the waves. Golden yellow in the sky contrasts with the Prussian or Cobalt Blue waves.