Painters Paintings Petrus van Schendel (1806-1870): Evening View at a Port, c. 1850, Oil on canvas …
Painters Work Petrus van Schendel (1806-1870): Night View at a Port, c. 1850, Oil on canvas Non-public Assortment, Belgium
Petrus van Schendel, an investigator of nocturnes and the results of moonlight, brilliantly employed the ever altering high quality of sunshine to disclose the world of the evening.
On this nocturnal scene by van Schendel, beneath the cloudy sky of an evening with a vibrant moon, a number of sailboats appear to be superimposed on the water.
It’s the vibrant moon within the portray, like a ‘evening solar’, that illuminates all the things round, and the water appears to be stuffed with its glow.
Van Schendel referred to as his river scenes and seascapes “Maneschijntjes”, or ‘Moonshine’