Giorgione | The Tempest

Lé Arts Salon


Title: The Tempest (La Tempesta)
Artist: Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco)
Year: c.1506 – c.1508
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Period: High Renaissance
Style/Genre: Landscape Painting

Notes & Analysis of the Artwork

The Grey (Swirl) presents tranquility.

  • Minimal use of this color soothes the scene.
  • Calming hue.
  • Seen around the female and baby.

The Maroon (Rosewood) is seen as sensualism and lust.

  • Worn by the soldier.
  • intimate intentions (told by the presence of a smile).
  • Brightens the palette with a connection to the female.

The Teal (Deep Sea Green) tells of caution and humanity.

  • Delivers the story of the oncoming storm.
  • Causes disruption w/ connection to the Grey (eye of the storm)
  • Omnipotent presence of life and morality.

The Green (Pine Tree) absence of materialism and balance.

  • Serves as a perfect balance to the painting.
  • Highlights the importance of nature, and non-materialism. 
  • Balances the painting in the presence of blue.

HEX, RGB, & CMYK Color Coding below! HEX | R-G-B | CMYK

Swirl: #d0ccc0 | 208 – 204 – 192 | 0, 2, 8, 18
Rosewood: #5b010c | 91 – 1 – 12 | 0, 99, 87, 64
Deep Sea Green: #0d5f5b | 13 – 95 – 91 | 86, 0, 4, 63
Pine Tree: #1a3207 | 26 – 50 – 7 | 48, 0, 86, 80

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