A Sweet Briar College Learning Resource

H2O - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water

Water in Art
Professor Chris Witcombe

WATER in MOTION

The violence of the sea is conveyed in a Dutch seascape.


(image source National Gallery, Washington, DC)
Ludolf Backhuysen
Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, 1667

The violence of the sea, however, held a special attraction to the Romantic artist during the 19th century. A painting by the English painter, Joseph Mallard William Turner, shows a boat caught in a snowstorm.


(image source)
Joseph Mallard William Turner
Snowstorm at Sea: Steamboat of the Harbours Mouth, 1842




TO BE COMPLETED


CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PURPOSE SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS PARTICIPANTS


H20 - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water
Chris Witcombe and Sang Hwang
Sweet Briar College