Matthieu van Plattenberg

1608-1660 Belgium/Baroque-Marine artist

 

Brief Biography-Matthieu van Plattenberg was born in Antwerp in 1640. He was a pupil of Andries van Eertvelt who is regarded as the first Flemish marine artist. He travelled to Italy with Van Eertvelt and in Genoa he met Cornelis de Wael from Antwerp whom Eertvelt did work for, he studied with de Wael during his stay in Italy. He spent a long time in Florence with the artist Jan Asselijn who was known as “Crabbetje” or “little claw” amongst the Bentvueghels.
From Italy, he travelled to Paris where he studied under the artist Jacques Fouquier and found considerable success with both his paintings and engravings. In France, he signed some of his works Platte-Montagne or Montague. He became a founding member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris where he spent the remainder of his life. He is noted primarily for his renditions of stormy seas and skies.

 

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a dutch
trading ship

a dutch trading ship

a ship and a galley
wrecked on a coast

a ship and a galley wrecked on a rocky coast

dutch ship
in a storm

dutch ship in a storm

shipping in a
river estuary

shipping in a river estuary by Matthieu van Plattenberg

ships in a storm
near the coast

ships in a storm near the coast

ships on a
rough sea

ships on a rough sea

shipwreck of two
men o'war

shipwreck of two men o'war in heavy storms