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Old 09-02-2014, 09:50   #1
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Great Works of Art!

I love, love, love this painting! It has been on my desktop since I found it a couple years back while researching Havana Harbor. It's a painting of a guy getting eaten by a shark in Havana Harbor called "Watson and the Shark" by John Singleton Copley.

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Apparently Copley never visited the location but his painting includes some details like the fort at the entrance to the harbor. The ships in the background are interesting, I like how the boat hook hasn't really changed much in terms of design over the years.

Of course the painting itself depicts an occasion of great drama. I can't help but feel the pain of Watson's shipmates as they struggle to aid him. I also can't hate on the shark for being a shark. Breaks my heart about the fin soup business.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:02   #2
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"The Raft of the Medusa" by Theorode Gericault, all time classic painting depicting the aftermath of the shipwreck of a French frigate wherein 132 of 147 people died over the course of 13 days, an ordeal that shocked society due to revelations about cannibalism.

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Old 09-02-2014, 10:07   #3
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Re: Great Works of Art!

On a lighter note-

"Ground Swell" by Edward Hopper
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ground swell sketch
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Moby Dick
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:38   #6
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Re: Great Works of Art!

I like Hopper's "The Long Leg," which was painted in Provincetown, featuring Long Point Light. The USPS put it on a stamp a few years ago and I bought a multi-years supply. . . .
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The Gulf Stream - Winslow Homer. A longtime personal fav.
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Another Homer, this one a watercolor."Fishing Boats Key West"
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Homer - "Sponge Boats Key West"
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I like Hopper's "The Long Leg," which was painted in Provincetown, featuring Long Point Light. The USPS put it on a stamp a few years ago and I bought a multi-years supply. . . .
Hopper is great! All kinds of good stuff.
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The Ecantadas by Herman Melville. A wonderful novella about the Galapagos Islands which was a great inspiration for me as a kid.
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Amaryllis- Captain Nathanael Herreshoff
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:25   #13
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Unkle George at Foxy's, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands.

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Buckminster Fuller- pretty much a god among men.

Basically every thing he ever did is relevant in my mind. I include a video of his row boat as well as the Dymaxion Car which was designed and built in partnership with Starling Burgess.

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"Homeward Bound" Bert Grimm
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