Postcard From Oputia: The Wreck Of The John Martin
Oil painting by Brian Hanson


  • Oil painting, Panel / Board / MDF
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 15.75 × 11.81 × 0.24 in (unframed) / 15.75 × 11.81 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Brian Hanson

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

An imaginary landscape from my Oputia series. The title of this painting refers to the artist John Martin (1789 - 1854) who was a great painter of grand apocalyptic visionary landscapes. He often used strong reds and strong chiaroscuro; the colours and style in this painting make a nod in that direction. So, "The Wreck Of The John Martin" is perhaps an allusion to the idea of the end of a style, a fashion for paintings in this romantic and dramatic style. More's the pity. This painting fits into my Oputia series of imaginary landscapes; in Oputia, of course, everyone survived the shipwreck. Painted in a free impasto style in oils on board, ready to be framed.

Oputia is not just about geography - this place has it's own culture, rituals and history. It's an interesting place to explore.

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Artists quality oil paints on board