Tuesday, February 3, 2015

 John Martin 1789–1854


The subject matter of Martin's work is landscapes with religious influence.

Shape, form, value, color, and most importantly space are all elements that are emphasized in Martin's work.

Balance, contrast, emphasis, and movement are all principles of design present in Martin's paintings.

The feeling of the paintings is grand and magnificent. I have not seen one of the paintings other than online, but I believe that in person the paintings are even more amazing.

I believe that the artwork is used to express how large the natural world is, and because of the religious influence in the art the magnificence of god's creation. The beauty and vastness of nature.

I believe that this artist is worth sharing because the craftsmanship of the paintings show how much skill Martin possessed and his ability to manipulate space and create a large space within the canvas.

John Martin ‘The Destruction of Pompei and Herculaneum’, 1822, restored 2011

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