The Tall Ships in Art . Roy Cross .Derek Gardner John Groves Geoff Hunt Mark Myers
In a gallery of more than one hundred paintings, this book offers some of the finest work of five of Britain’s
foremost marine artists, all acknowledged masters of the tall ship genre.
Within this theme the paintings range far and wide. As well as familiar subjects, such as the great clippers, Nelsonic line of-battle ships and glorious Edwardian yachts, there are humbler vessels from the age when wind was the energy source, sails and lofty masts were the medium, and every ship was a tall ship.
The artists explore every period from the Viking age to the present. Their vision ranges from Alaska to Cape Horn, from the West Indies to the English Channel. With experiences shifting from storm and battle to workaday routines, the world of the sailing-ship and the seafarer is seen fresh and clear.
The five artists – Roy Cross, Derek Gardner, John Groves, Geoff Hunt and Mark Myers – are all members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and have earned international reputations with their distinctive and individual approaches. Though working in very different mediums – oils, watercolours and pastels – they have in common a dedication to excellence, a love of their subject and a passion for research in the pursuit of accuracy.
Here, in addition to many of their complete pictures, they offer insights into their work with sketches, drawings, caption notes and introductory essays. This exploration of the art of the tall ship is indispensable to those who love fine paintings, to the many followers of naval fiction and to anyone interested in Britain’s great maritime heritage.
Very well illustrated
Condition; Good with dust -jacket
Interior clean , Binding tight