Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). The Whale Ship, ca. 1845. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1896 (96.29) | Turner painted seascapes throughout his career, and many of his late works, such as this one, highlight in an almost abstract way the dramatic power of the sea.
Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, 1620–1691). Landscape with Trees (1635–91). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.282.14) | Cuyp's looped and choppy lines, plumped up with touches of color, bring us the beauty of the Dutch countryside in summer, when warm light flickers through twigs and foliage.