Mount St Michael, Cornwall, Clarkson Stanfield
On Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Gallery of Victoria.
Stanfield drew on his eight years as a sailor to create this scene in which he has set the offshore island in the midst of a tempest. Along with a number of other dramatic scenes, it made him a rival for JMW Turner as a marine painter.
Link: Mount St Michael, Cornwall, Google Art Project
4 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Clarkson Stanfield’s Mount St Michael”
These are very beautiful, I want to be able to draw the sea like Stanfield someday :D
Wow, what a drama!!
It’s almost like an movie, … superb!
Great painting; especially the waves of the sea. Not all painters can realistically paint the ocean.
The National Gallery of Victoria lists the dimensions at a mangeable metre-and-a-half x two-metres-fourty. Still a large painting, but not colossal.
Edwald, you’re correct. The original dimensions I saw were the result of Google Art Project neglecting to place a decimal. I’ve revised the post. I thought it was just too large, though there is a precedent if you look at scale of Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic paintings.
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