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Claude-Joseph Vernet (14 August 1714 - 3 December 1789) was a French painter. His son, Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, was also a painter. Vernet was born in Avignon. When only fourteen years of age he aided his father, Antoine Vernet (1689-1753),[1] a skilled decorative painter, in the most important parts of his work. The panels of sedan chairs, however, could not satisfy his ambition, and Vernet started for Rome. The sight of the sea at Marseilles and his voyage thence to Civitavecchia (Papal States' main port on the Tyrrhenian Sea) made a deep impression on him, and immediately after his arrival he entered the studio of a marine painter, Bernardino Fergioni. Slowly Vernet attracted notice in the artistic milieu of Rome. With a certain conventionality in design, proper to his day, he allied the results of constant and honest observation of natural effects of atmosphere, which he rendered with unusual pictorial art. Perhaps no painter of landscapes or sea-pieces has ever made the human figure so completely a part of the scene depicted or so important a factor in his design. In this respect he was heavily influenced by Giovanni Paolo Panini, whom he probably met and worked with in Rome. Vernet's work draws on natural themes, but in a way that is neither sentimental or emotive. The overall effect of his style is wholly decorative.[2] "Others may know better", he said, with just pride, "how to paint the sky, the earth, the ocean; no one knows better than I how to paint a picture". His style remained relatively static throughout his life. His works' attentiveness to atmospheric effects is combined with a sense of harmony that is reminiscent of Claude Lorrain.

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Claude Joseph Vernet Landscape in Italy oil painting artist


Claude Joseph Vernet Landscape in Italy oil painting artist

Landscape in Italy
Painting ID::  90489
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1773(1773) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 89 x 133 cm (35 x 52.4 in) cyf

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Claude Joseph Vernet Mediterranean Coast Scene with Fishermen and Boats oil painting artist


Claude Joseph Vernet Mediterranean Coast Scene with Fishermen and Boats oil painting artist

Mediterranean Coast Scene with Fishermen and Boats
Painting ID::  90957
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1753(1753) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 96.5 x 134.6 cm (38 x 53 in) cjr

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Claude Joseph Vernet Premiere vue du port de Toulon, vue du Port-Neuf pris a l'angle du Parc d'artillerie oil painting artist


Claude Joseph Vernet Premiere vue du port de Toulon, vue du Port-Neuf pris a l'angle du Parc d'artillerie oil painting artist

Premiere vue du port de Toulon, vue du Port-Neuf pris a l'angle du Parc d'artillerie
Painting ID::  93702
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1755(1755) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions Height: 1.65 cm (0.6 in). Width: 2.63 cm (1 in). cjr

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