Fishing scenes in painting and art

Fishing scenes in painting and art

Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) Summer Afternoon on a Lake
Oil on canvas, 1895
Private art collection

image: Public domain



The characteristic features of fishing scenes in painting vary depending on the era, style and artistic direction. However, in general, there are several common features.

  • 1. Images of fishermen: In painting, fishermen are often depicted in typical working images, such as with an oar, a net, a fishing rod or on a boat. They are presented in various situations - during work, when they are fishing, preparing to go to sea or returning with prey.
  • 2. Marine atmosphere: Fishing scenes are usually located on the shore of the sea, lake or river, creating a marine atmosphere. The artists convey the sounds of the surf, splashes of water, light reflected on the waves, as well as other details to emphasize the environment.
  • 3. Emotional component: Fishing scenes often convey the mood and emotions associated with the life of fishermen. One can observe those who are exhausted after hard work, but joyful on the prey, or anxious when they face bad weather or danger.
  • 4. Lighting effects: The reflection of light on water, sky and boats is a characteristic feature of fishing scenes. Artists use various ways of transmitting light to create a realistic and atmospheric effect.
  • 5. Detail: Fishing scenes are often characterized by detailed elaboration of elements such as waves, fishermen, boats, nature and other objects. This helps to convey realism and adds depth to the work of historical and artistic contexts.
  • 6. Romanticism: In some cases, fishing scenes can be presented in a romantic light, with an emphasis on beautiful landscapes and sea romance. This allows artists to create attractive and emotional compositions.
Despite the common features, each artist can have his own unique approach to the depiction of fishing scenes, which brings variety and interest to this subject in painting.



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Pictures:

The Angler :: Henry John Boddington
Fishing scenes -  The Angler :: Henry John Boddington
Catching Fish On A River :: Jahn Ekenaes
Fishing scenes - Catching Fish On A River :: Jahn Ekenaes
The Footbridge :: Jan van Goyen
Fishing scenes - The Footbridge :: Jan van Goyen
Summer Afternoon on a Lake :: Jean-Leon Gerome
Fishing scenes - Summer Afternoon on a Lake :: Jean-Leon Gerome
Fishermen and Cattle :: Alfred de Breanski Snr
Fishing scenes - Fishermen and Cattle :: Alfred de Breanski Snr
The Nymph of the Stream :: Edward John Poynter
Fishing scenes - The Nymph of the Stream :: Edward John Poynter
An afternoon's fishing :: Edward Wilkins Waite
Fishing scenes - An afternoon's fishing :: Edward Wilkins Waite
Fishing :: Edward Wilkins Waite
Fishing scenes - Fishing :: Edward Wilkins Waite
Night Fishing in Naples :: Attilio Pratella
Fishing scenes - Night Fishing in Naples :: Attilio Pratella
Along The River :: Frederick William Watts
Fishing scenes - Along The River :: Frederick William Watts
The Boatman :: Winslow Homer
Fishing scenes - The Boatman :: Winslow Homer
 






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User   User Rating: 400  June 11, 2018


Fishing is usually quiet, requires a silent and contemplative patience, a complete fusion with nature. So are the pictures depicting it - very picturesque, completely devoid of vanity and excitement, they pacify, soothe and fill with harmony.

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