On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas

Neill, Peter

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If our world can be divided into three parts--sea, land, and sky--the sea is, of the three, the most alien and mysterious. Characterized by movement and change, by random patterns of light and dark, by transcendental calm and tempestuous anger, the sea assaults our senses and stokes our imagination.

A spectacular portfolio, Peter Neill's On a Painted Ocean contains images from around the world that revel in the visual language of the ocean. Captured in this full-color volume are some of the great classics, and undiscovered treasures, of maritime art. The work of the 17th and 18th century Dutch and English masters are featured alongside a number of less familiar works, many heretofore outside the established marine tradition. Sculpted figures from Africa, painted bowls from ancient Greece, wall murals from pre-Columbian Mexico, tomb decorations from Egypt, and manuscripts from Arabia join the European masters in evoking the force and beauty of the sea. The book's essays take readers from exploration to war, from conflict to commerce, from sustenance to trade, from wreck to technological revolution, examining along the way historical depictions and folk tales, chronicles of endurance, some celebrations, and many tragedies.

For anyone who has ever set sail or merely admired the oceans and its vessels from shore, On a Painted Ocean will instill a greater appreciation of the maritime world.

From the Back Cover: On a Painted Ocean - Art of the Seven Seas, is a book that boldly sets forth for our consideration, enjoyment and edification more than 150 maritime images that take the reader on a cultural and philosophical voyage that circumnavigates the globe. The images in this remarkable volume comprise a subjective choice of marine art selected from world culture. In it, we find the terrible beauty of storms, the stark horror of war, the exotic interplay in ports of call, the efficiency and interdependence of ocean commerce, the cornucopia of the sea's bounty and the spirit of challenge, adventure, achievement and innovation that characterizes humankind's relationship with the sea through the ages. From the artifacts of the past to the abstractions of the present, the book includes some stirringly familiar masterpieces, and it also showcases lesser-known and often-dazzling works that broaden our notion of the maritime genre. There are images that memorialize events, and objects from the mundane to the esoteric such as an ancient Greek bowl, an illustration from a classic sea novel, tapestries, maps, illuminated manuscripts, advertising ephemera and even a birth certificate. On a Painted Ocean is bound together as an unfolding whole by Peter Neill's short, compelling essays. These tracts are both philosophical and poetic, affecting in their beauty and insight.

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