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Warships, c. 1910

Warships, c. 1910
Warships, c. 1910
Prosalentis, Aimilios
(Corfu 1859 - Athens 1926)
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Oil on canvas

In Warships, a classical composition, in which the ships are etched in the light of evening, against a background of a broad sky which occupies the greater part of the picture, Prosalentis produces a painting with traditional and Romantic features, but also with explorations of light and its reflections on the sea and the sky. The rays of the setting sun glide between the clouds on to the foam of the waves, which are rendered luminous with considerable freedom, while the vessels are shown without detailed descriptions and as dark masses, painted against the light.