Simon de Vlieger
(1600 - 1653)
Simon de Vlieger was active/lived in Holland. Simon de Vlieger is known for dramatic sea and sky marine painting-sailing vessels.
Biography Simon de Vlieger
Born in Rotterdam and working there and at Amsterdam, Simon de Vlieger, in the 1630s and 1640s, was one of the best-known, most important and influential Dutch maritime painters. He was part of an era of emerging marine art. De Vlieger decisively influenced the direction of Dutch marine art
and was the link between the turbulent
tonal paintings of his teacher Jan Porcellis and the sun-filled calm
images of his student Willem van de Velde the Younger.
De Vlieger knew the sea and the
ships that sailed it. He recorded accurately the distinguishing
features of the various types of boats--from large warships to small
fishing and transport vessels--and set them convincingly in the water.
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