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Stormy Sea from the Hotel Metropole

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Digital Media Bank ID: 9259
Description: Painting from the Fine Art collection. "Stormy Sea from the Hotel Metropole" by Benjamin Constant, showing a circular window at the Hotel Metropole framing the view of a storm approaching across the sea. c.1890.
Categories: Timeline/ 1890s, Collections / Fine Art, Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Oil Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): Stormy Sea from the Hotel Metropole
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Benjamin Constant
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c.1890
Description (Object or Artwork): The circular window at the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, frames the view of a storm approaching across the sea. This compositional device allowed the artist to focus on the intensity of the breaking waves, juxtaposed with grey clouds over the horizon. By placing the line of the horizon just above the centre, Constant was able to direct the viewer's attention to the waves and the intensity of the storm.
Subject tags:
fine art
Other Keywords: oil painting, PCF, stormy, metropole

File info

Original Filename: fa000469_d01_ab10.jpg
Media: Image
Size: 423.27 KB; 1210 x 1772 pixels; 102 x 150 mm (print at 300 DPI); 320 x 469 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000469
Date Created: Fri May 20 18:09:00 BST 2005