The master of the sunset. These two paintings by Claude

8/19/2021, 6:17:27 PM
The master of the sunset. These two paintings by Claude Lorrain (c. 1600-1682) illustrate his mastery of creating beautiful landscapes and architectural scenes. The first painting shows a Seaport at Sunset (1639). The second one shows Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba (1648). Both show the impact of the sunset on these port scenes. Do you have any favorite among the two? Claude Lorrain worked most of his life in Italy, an area where landscape paintings were not necessarily treated as the highest form of art. So, Lorrain frequently added some historical elements to his idealized landscape paintings, as history paintings were considered of the highest standard. He did this often through the addition of a historical event (like the presence of the Queen of Sheba), but also by including some historical buildings. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #ClaudeLorrain #Lorrain #Claude #Gellee #FrenchArtist #Landscape #Sunset #LandscapePainting #History #Architecture

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