Vernet, Joseph

▪ French painter
in full  Claude-Joseph Vernet 
born Aug. 14, 1714, Avignon, France
died Dec. 3, 1789, Paris
 French landscape and marine painter whose finest works, the series of 15 Ports of France (1754–65), constitute a remarkable record of 18th-century life.

 The son of a decorative painter, Vernet worked in Rome (1734–53), finding inspiration both in the expansive, luminous art of the 17th-century French master Claude Lorrain and in the dramatic and picturesque work of the 17th-century Italian painter Salvator Rosa (Rosa, Salvator). Vernet's shipwrecks, sunsets, and conflagrations reveal an unusually subtle observation of light and atmosphere. With his compatriot Hubert Robert (Robert, Hubert), he catered to a new taste for idealized, somewhat sentimentalized landscapes. After returning to Paris he became a member of the French Royal Academy and was commissioned by King Louis XV to paint the port series. The decline in his later work is attributed to overproduction. The family tradition of painting was maintained by his son Carle Vernet (Vernet, Carle) and his grandson Horace Vernet (Vernet, Horace).

Additional Reading
Philip Conisbee, Claude-Joseph Vernet, 1714–1789 (1976).

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  • Vernet — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758–1836), französischer Maler Claude Joseph Vernet (1714–1789), französischer Maler Horace Vernet (1789–1863), französischer Maler Louis Vernet (19. oder 20. Jahrhundert),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VERNET (C.) — VERNET ANTOINE CHARLES HORACE dit CARLE (1758 1836) «Je ressemble au grand dauphin: fils de roi, père de roi, jamais roi.» Authentique ou non, ce mot de Carle Vernet donne assez bien la position d’un peintre, éminemment talentueux, comme on… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vernet [2] — Vernet (spr. wernä), 1) Claude Joseph, franz. Maler, geb. 14. Aug. 1714 in Avignon, gest. 3. Dez. 1789 in Paris, erhielt den ersten Unterricht von seinem Vater Antoine V. (geb. 1689, gest. 1753) und ging 1734 nach Rom, wo er sich bei A. Manglard… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vernet —   [vɛr nɛ],    1) Carle, eigentlich Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, französischer Maler und Grafiker, * Bordeaux 14. 8. 1758, ✝ Paris 27. 11. 1836, Sohn von 2), Vater von 3); malte und zeichnete in trockener Manier v. a. Pferdebilder und… …   Universal-Lexikon

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