Please take a close look at two paintings of storms:
Watteau's The Storm
and Delacroix's The Sea of Galilee
Both of these paintings depict storms, but in different ways. Consider how these differences reflect differences in the Neo-Classical and Romantic styles.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 12:51 am ad1c9bdddf
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First of all, as you examine "The Storm" by Watteau, I feel that he is more delicate and subdued in his execution of this piece and color usage. Research also shows that there is a "sweetness of his palette, a homage to Rubens and the colorism of sixteenth-century Venetian painting recast in delicate pastels to suit the scale and aesthetic of Rococo décor" (https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/watt/hd_watt.htm).
Likewise, I feel that he also uses color so well in this painting as his warm and pastel tones create mood and also a lyrical tone. I also detect an interplay of light and dark in this piece. I feel like this piece shows the power of the storm, almost personifying it, as the people struggle to gather their work and food before ...
Watteau's The Storm is compared to Delacroix's The Sea of Galilee using basic artistic terms and data.