Willem van de Velde:
Painting ‘Ships on a Calm Sea in Evening Light’ (1685), framed


Willem van de Velde:
Painting ‘Ships on a Calm Sea in Evening Light’ (1685), framed


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Limited, 199 copies | numbered certificate | reproduction on canvas | artist vanish | on a wooden strip | studio frame | format 64 x 56 cm


Willem van de Velde: Painting ‘Ships on a Calm Sea in Evening Light’ (1685), framed

Original: oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig (permanent loan from the Speck von Sternburg Foundation). This careful reproduction was recreated on canvas by hand using the patented method and traditionally stretched on a wooden strip. The surface of the painting has the tactile and visible line structure and the addition of the applied by hand original brush structure emphasizes the painting-like effect. Sealed with the artist varnish. In the handmade studio frame colored in antique gold with Bolognese brown. Limited edition of 199 copies, with the numbered certificate applied on the reverse side. Format framed 64 x 56 cm.

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The Dutch Baroque painter Willem van de Velde the younger (1633-1707) is the most famous painter of art history, he was also called "The Lake painting Raphael".

First he moved with the marine painter Simon de Vlieger in the doctrine whose atmospheric seascapes for Willem were resistant to the model. His father Willem van de Velde the elder was marine artist, who was hired as a reporter to document naval battles as well as the ships of their own and those foreign fleets. His son used its templates like to paint this fictional compositions by special coloristic charm. In 1672, father and son settled over van de Velde to England at the Court of Charles II, where the two painters were given a series of exceptional privileges as an expression of appreciation of the King.

The works of Willem the Younger influence until today many artists who deal with the representation of seafaring. Admirable are particularly the paintings with calm seas - with enchanting acting Water reflection and breath-taking light.

His principal works are in the National Gallery in London, at the Bridgewater Gallery, private collections and in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Giclée = derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spray".

Giclée method is a digital printing process. It is a high-resolution, large-format printout on an inkjet printer with special different coloured or pigment-based inks (usually six to twelve). The colours are light-fast, that is, resistant to harmful UV light. They have a high richness of nuance, contrast and saturation.

The Giclée process is suitable for real art canvas, handmade and watercolor paper and for silk.

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