Postcard From Oputia The Wreck Of The Jo

Postcard From Oputia: The Wreck Of The John Martin

Oil On Board

30 X 40 cm

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An imaginary landscape from my Oputia series. The title of this painting refers to the artist John Martin (1789 - 1854) who was a great painter of grand apocalyptic visionary landscapes. He often used strong reds and strong chiaroscuro; the colours and style in this painting make a nod in that direction. So, "The Wreck Of The John Martin" is perhaps an allusion to the idea of the end of a style, a fashion for paintings in this romantic and dramatic style. More's the pity. This painting fits into my Oputia series of imaginary landscapes; in Oputia, of course, everyone survived the shipwreck.

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