Vernet, Joseph

(1714-1789)
   painter, engraver
   one of the leading landscape and seascape artists of his era, Joseph Vernet, who was born in Avignon, was the son of a painter and engraver. He began his career by decorating various works, then traveled and studied in Italy. An admirer of nicolas poussin and le lorrain, he painted views of Rome, Naples, and their environs. Combining landscapes and genre scenes, he depicted small figures going about their daily activities. His carefully planned paintings, rendered with finesse the limpidity of the atmosphere and the particular quality of Mediterranean light (Château Saint-Ange, Pont Rotto), presaging the Italian landscapes of camille corot. In 1753, Ver-net was commissioned to paint a series of 24 French ports. Between 1753 and 1762, he produced 14, skillfully meeting the requirements of the commission with topographic precision. He then painted alpine landscapes and, for the public, maritime scenes—moonlights, storms, tempests, shipwrecks— with slight nuances and widely chromatic formats, but ones that reveal a personalized view of nature.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Vernet, Joseph — ▪ French painter in full  Claude Joseph Vernet  born Aug. 14, 1714, Avignon, France died Dec. 3, 1789, Paris  French landscape and marine painter whose finest works, the series of 15 Ports of France (1754–65), constitute a remarkable record of… …   Universalium

  • VERNET (J.) — VERNET JOSEPH (1714 1789) Fils du peintre et décorateur Antoine Vernet, Joseph Vernet s’imposa rapidement comme peintre de marines. En 1734, il accomplit son premier voyage en Italie où il admire l’art ample et lumineux de Claude Lorrain et les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vernet (homonymie) — Vernet Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Patronyme Claude Joseph Vernet (1714 1789), peintre français Carle Vernet (1758 1836) (Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, dit Carle Vernet), peintre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vernet — may refer to:* Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758–1835), son of Claude Joseph Vernet * Claude Joseph Vernet (1714–1789), French painter * Helen Vernet, British gambler * Emile Jean Horace Vernet (1789–1863), French painter * José María Vernet… …   Wikipedia

  • Vernet — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758–1836), französischer Maler Claude Joseph Vernet (1714–1789), französischer Maler Horace Vernet (1789–1863), französischer Maler Louis Vernet (19. oder 20. Jahrhundert),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VERNET (C.) — VERNET ANTOINE CHARLES HORACE dit CARLE (1758 1836) «Je ressemble au grand dauphin: fils de roi, père de roi, jamais roi.» Authentique ou non, ce mot de Carle Vernet donne assez bien la position d’un peintre, éminemment talentueux, comme on… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vernet [2] — Vernet (spr. wernä), 1) Claude Joseph, franz. Maler, geb. 14. Aug. 1714 in Avignon, gest. 3. Dez. 1789 in Paris, erhielt den ersten Unterricht von seinem Vater Antoine V. (geb. 1689, gest. 1753) und ging 1734 nach Rom, wo er sich bei A. Manglard… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vernet —   [vɛr nɛ],    1) Carle, eigentlich Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, französischer Maler und Grafiker, * Bordeaux 14. 8. 1758, ✝ Paris 27. 11. 1836, Sohn von 2), Vater von 3); malte und zeichnete in trockener Manier v. a. Pferdebilder und… …   Universal-Lexikon

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