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Seascape, Jersey

Fine art

Object connections:

Collection Fine art, Oil paintings, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC0055
Description A sketch of the sea made while the artist was at Corbiere in Jersey. The viewpoint means the waves almost break at eye level. Through the use of form and colour Everett creates a dramatic evocation of sky and sea, potentially threatening and full of foreboding. The waves are shown as a rhythmic progression, their underside streaked with different short dashes of colour. The tops of the waves are painted lighter and the paint is at its thickest where sunlight is reflected on them. The sky is covered on the left with a solid purple mass to represent cloud streaking diagonally across the picture surface. It trails upwards to form a swirl of pink and cream. Other masses of colour hover to imply both movement and an impending storm. In his seascapes Everett was concerned with the effects of light and representations of light in the sky and the relationship between the sea and the sky. He stayed at Corbiere from 13 January to 6 February 1928, to paint the constantly changing appearance of sea and sky. He painted a large number of sketches observing the movement of waves as they approach the shore and experimented with colour and form to achieve the effects he sought.
Date made 1928

Artist/Maker Everett, (Herbert Barnard) John
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Bequeathed by the artist 1949.
Materials oil on paper
Measurements Painting: 253 x 356 mm
  • Seascape, Jersey (BHC0055)
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