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A Yacht Becalmed
1699
Peter Monamy

A Yacht Becalmed 1699 Peter Monamy

This small coastal scene shows the artist’s use of simple composition as well as colouring to create a serene and poetic mood. From a low eye-level just above the calm water the spectator beholds a yacht just off stern. The strong draw of perspective towards the horizon on the left is created by the coastline’s flattened diagonal, and by the spatial recession of sailing ships into the misty background in line with the yacht.

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