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Old 10-02-2014, 12:07   #61
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Cristo and Jeanne-Claude - Surrounded Miami Islands
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The Gulf Stream - Winslow Homer. A longtime personal fav.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gulf_Stream_(painting)
I always noticed things like the sugar cane and the flying fish when looking at this painting but was looking at it again and was struck by how sloppy the seas are. I understand the artist himself made about ten crossings.
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Is it just me, or am I sensing some thread drift?
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Ha ha, I think what is "great" and what is "art" are pretty subjective so I figured just about anything goes.
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Ha ha, I think what is "great" and what is "art" are pretty subjective so I figured just about anything goes.
Actually, I wasn't referring to any of YOUR contributions!

As a catboat fan, here's mine, Homer's "Breezing Up":
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Edward Wadsworth - Dazzle Ships in Drydock at Liverpool
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Actually, I wasn't referring to any of YOUR contributions!

As a catboat fan, here's mine, Homer's "Breezing Up":
I was thinking some might not be so keen on Cristo. Love the catboat painting, pretty much sums it all up. Is that a steel sprit? Like the fisherman on the bow.
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Love the catboat painting, pretty much sums it all up. Is that a steel sprit?
I've often wondered about that loose-footed sprits'l rig. Most catboats are gaff- or Gunter-rigged. Likely a local variation.
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Great works of art include Roman mosaics .

'Odysseus and the sirens' in a Tunisian museum depicts Ulysses tied to the mast listening to the enchanting singing that rendered men into such an irrational state that they usually became shipwrecked. His men's ears had been filled with wax and he had ordered them not to alter course for any reason.

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Roman mosaics from a similar period (around 100AD) on the Greek island of Astipalaia, far from Tunisia.

No mosaics in musuems on this island. Exposed to the elements, these are usually not even fenced off and you are free to walk over them. Many of these have not been excavated, but are exposed as they were retained as the floors of long gone Christian basilicas. They are not as sophisticated as the magnificent ones I saw in Tunisia, but stumbling across them in their natural surroundings is a fantastic to experience .

The outer border of this one (in the shadow of the bushes) depicted dolphins:
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I always thought these were crazy looking boats. I suppose the ram has the advantage of adding to the waterline length for what it's worth. Brings the bulbous bow to mind. As I look at the Dionysus plate I am all of the sudden realizing it also looks a lot like the porpoise nose.
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oh nice/ keep the classical stuff comin
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Awesome fish mosaic from Pompeii. I like the octopus eating the langostino.
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