Ships in a Gale evokes the violent waves and ominous skies that have compelled marine artists for centuries, but what makes it truly exceptional are the numerous vignettes unfolding within. Frantic sailors are shown hauling in sails, hanging from the rigging, washing up on jagged rocks and clinging to stray oars. Van de Velde might have titled the painting Sailors in a Gale, for it is as much about the experience of individual mariners as the vessels they struggle to man.
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Willem van de Velde, the Younger : “Ships in a Gale” (1660)
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