Bay of Biscay – Galerna (1910-1912)


The painting “Galerna” (1910-1912) by Aurelio Arteta (1879-1940) presents a typical Cantabric coast scene, where a group of people, mainly men, look at an inminent storm arriving to the coast. The storm shows up as a visual ellipsis as it is not represented on the panting but resounds as a rumble on the eyes of the main characters. Meanwhile, the artist creates some kind of silence that covers the whole scene of this scared fishermen.
Courtesy of Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.

Author: Aurelio Arteta (1879-1940)
Date: 08/02/1911