Archive for the ‘Maritime Art’ Category

On the waterfront with one of America’s greatest artists: new Royal Academy exhibition celebrates George Bellows

On the waterfront with one of America’s greatest artists: new Royal Academy exhibition celebrates George Bellows
On the waterfront with one of America’s greatest artists: new Royal Academy, By James Brewer On a grey day just over a century ago, the American realist painter George Bellows went down to the Brooklyn waterfront and stood watching a mighty ocean ship discharge.  He was struck especially by the...
March 13th, 2013 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Casting off: a close-knit comment from artist Bettina Schroeder on peak oil and the struggle for world resources

Casting off: a close-knit comment from artist Bettina Schroeder on peak oil and the struggle for world resources
The end of the American Dream, by Bettina Schroeder Casting off: a close-knit comment from artist Bettina Schroeder on peak oil and the struggle for world resources By James Brewer Branded as one of the wasteful symbols of the age, plastic bags are still insistently around. How much longer their begetter,...
January 17th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Homage to Britain’s coal-fired paddle steamers: poetry by Christine Sherlock

Homage to Britain’s coal-fired paddle steamers: poetry by Christine Sherlock
Christine Sherlock Homage to Britain’s coal-fired paddle steamers: poetry by Christine Sherlock By Christine Sherlock I was inspired to write a poem about one of Britain’s most popular paddle steamers, the historic Kingswear Castle, after an enjoyable trip down the River Medway from Rochester in...
December 16th, 2012 | Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Dews painting of epic battle British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams in London

Dews painting of epic battle British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams in London
‘Don’t give up the ship – Action between Chesapeake and Shannon off Boston 19th May 1813’ Dews painting of epic battle British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams in London Victor of quickest and most decisive frigate action awarded a Baronetcy Bonhams is selling...
December 14th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Backstory to the Royal Academy’s latest show: the marine operation masterminded by contemporary artist Mariko Mori —

Backstory to the Royal Academy’s latest show: the marine operation masterminded by contemporary artist Mariko Mori —
Transcircle by Mariko Mori. The Mori Art Collection, Tokyo. Copyright Mariko Mori. Photo Ole Hein Pedersen. Backstory to the Royal Academy’s latest show: the marine operation masterminded by contemporary artist Mariko Mori, By James Brewer A tricky marine engineering feat has been required to support...
December 13th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion

How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion
Drivers drying their diving suits, Sochi harbour 1977, oil on canvas, Evgeni Kazmin, Artists’ Union of St. Petersburg How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion, By James Brewer Out of fashion – old hat! As the remnants of the Soviet system were...
December 4th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Migrant women and their swirling emotional canvas: poignant paintings in London by Daphne Cazalet –

Migrant women and their swirling emotional canvas: poignant paintings in London by Daphne Cazalet –
  Waves of the Adriatic (detail), acrylic on paper by Daphne Cazalet -Migrant women and their swirling emotional canvas: poignant paintings in London by Daphne Cazalet – By James Brewer Having gone through four substantial changes of address on this planet, Daphne Cazalet knows all about the contradictions...
November 11th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

A celebration of Kenya’s natural glories debuts in London: artist Camille Wekesa presents vibrant West End exhibition

A celebration of Kenya’s natural glories debuts in London: artist Camille Wekesa presents vibrant West End exhibition
  Rainforest Trails, oil on canvas by Camille Wekesa – A celebration of Kenya’s natural glories debuts in London: artist Camille Wekesa presents vibrant West End exhibition – By James Brewer One of east Africa’s most dynamic artists is back in London, where she has spent an important...
November 2nd, 2012 | Events, Maritime Art | Read More

Spetses revisited through Eva’s vision

Spetses revisited through Eva’s vision
Celebration at Saint Mamas The Island of Spetses, is internationally known because of the existence of the Anargirios and Corgialenios College,  the Posidonion Hotel being the jewel of the Belle Epoque and beyond, as well as for its great benefactor Sotirios Anargiros and also Marinos Corgialenios  (Spetses...
October 12th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Art | Read More

How a young trainee seafarer came ashore to mature as one of the world’s great artists.

How a young trainee seafarer came ashore to mature as one of the world’s great artists.
Manet, Boy Blowing Bubbles, 1867, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon How a young trainee seafarer came ashore to mature as one of the world’s great artists. The Royal Academy prepares to showcase the portraiture of Édouard Manet      By James Brewer The great individualist French painter...
September 26th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Rescued from the deep: a shipwreck treasure is centre stage at Bronze, the new Royal Academy exhibition

Rescued from the deep: a shipwreck treasure is centre stage at Bronze, the new Royal Academy exhibition
Chimaera of Arezzo, Florence, Etruscan, 400 BC, Bronze, Soprintendenza per I Beni archeologici della Toscana Photo Antonio, Quattrone, Florence – Rescued from the deep: a shipwreck treasure is centre stage at Bronze, the new Royal Academy exhibition – By James Brewer Modern man has recovered...
September 14th, 2012 | Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary

Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary
Colombian artist “Bastardilla” prepares work in Grosvenor Gardens forKlimt Illustrated exhibition Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary, By James Brewer Urban change and its speed never ceases...
August 28th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

HMS Lutine – capture, wreck and salvage

HMS Lutine Lutine is the name of a London recruitment agency, a Liverpudlian pub and a Dutch restaurant. Most famously, it is the name of a bell, one which hangs to this day in the Lloyd‘s underwriting room. Lutine is french for a sprite, an imp, a tease, something which gently plagues, and for centuries...
August 17th, 2012 | Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Glory in reds, gold and grey: sketches and paintings from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant by Lynda Minter

Glory in reds, gold and grey: sketches and paintings from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant by Lynda Minter
The Gloriana passing Westminster, By Lynda Minter, oil on canvas – Glory in reds, gold and grey: sketches and paintings from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant by Lynda Minter, By James Brewer London artist Lynda Minter says that the Thames is the place to be – even on a cold, gloomy day. She...
August 13th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Latitude Kinsale™ Commissioned to Create Superyacht Cup Palma Top Award

Latitude Kinsale™ Commissioned to Create Superyacht Cup Palma Top Award
This is what I call a celebration…! The prestigious Superyacht “Cup Palma” commissioned Latitude Kinsale™ to create its top prize – The  jubilant owner and crew of the 40m Royal Huisman “Maria Cattiva” celebrated winning the overall Superyacht Cup Palma 2012 The stunning...
July 6th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Yachting | Read More

Location, location: landscapes​, seascapes and sailing scenes in the latest exhibition by London artist Bettina Schroeder –

Location, location: landscapes​, seascapes and sailing scenes in the latest exhibition by London artist Bettina Schroeder –
Bettina Schroeder – Location, location: landscapes, seascapes and sailing scenes in the latest exhibition by London artist Bettina Schroeder By James Brewer Bettina Schroeder is a painter who loves getting out on location, regardless of the wind, rain, cold or heat. Mostly she travels far away...
June 27th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Royal Academy hits the gold standard with its imminent exhibition Bronze

Royal Academy hits the gold standard with its imminent exhibition Bronze
The Chariot of the Sun, 14th century BC, National Museum, Copenhagen, Photo Roberto Fortuna and Kira Ursem From a Hellenistic king, to the guiding hand of da Vinci, amid 5, 000 years of sculpture By James Brewer Even the great Leonardo da Vinci had his disappointments. Credited with designing the prototype...
June 26th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Painter of unusual harmonies delights in the sense of freedom engendered by the sea

Painter of unusual harmonies delights in the sense of freedom engendered by the sea
Bobbie Russon Painter of unusual harmonies delights in the sense of freedom engendered by the sea Artist Bobbie Russon talks about her new show at a gallery in the city of Bath. By Jane Hill For an only child, with a claustrophobic home life, the element of water represented release for artist Bobbie...
June 18th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

West End of London welcomes leading Brazilian contemporary artist

West End of London welcomes leading Brazilian contemporary artist
Girls just wanna have fun Nina Pandolfo’s alluring exhibition Feelings launched at Lazarides Gallery – By James Brewer Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, says Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo, who is in town for her first London solo show, entitled Feelings. Nina wants to have fun with her work – at...
June 2nd, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Art that heals, art that unites; art is truth!

Greek painters of Istanbul* The subject of this book** which has been painstakingly and loving prepared by Mayda Saris, is about Greek painters who were either born in Istanbul or raised there. A unique work which sets the example for more to be done and conquer the freedom and peace of reality; this...
May 27th, 2012 | Books, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Children envisage our Planet in vibrant colors!

Children envisage our Planet in vibrant colors!
1st prize The young volunteers of the “HELMEPA Junior” environmental program showed us that they wish to live on a planet whose colors far surpass just those of grey and black. This is the conclusion that ensues from the artworks submitted as part of the 2011-2012 Panhellenic Drawing Competition...
May 25th, 2012 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, News | Read More

Oceanic power inspires vibrant creations by artist Misha Milovanovich

Misha Milovanovich Memories of seaside days by the Adriatic lift the London fashion spirit. By James Brewer Artist and designer Misha Milovanovich delights in looking back on a happy childhood spent by the Adriatic Sea, which she credits for giving a dramatic impetus to her creativity. These days Misha...
May 21st, 2012 | Charity, Fashion, Maritime Art | Read More

Fossil fuel realities in focus at contemporary art exhibition at La Scatola Gallery in the City

Fossil fuel realities in focus at contemporary art exhibition at La Scatola Gallery in the City
Steven Morgana and his work It was all Ephemeral as a Rainbow - picture by Lee Lin, courtesy of La Scatola Gallery Dinosaur debacle reworked by artist Steven Morgana in his show The Future Feels Like A Phantom Limb Review by James Brewer A cartoon-strip dinosaur dreamed up by a leading energy company,...
May 16th, 2012 | Maritime Art | Read More

A privileged peek inside South Africa House: maritime history and a trove of a nation’s finest art

Township street by Gerard Sekoto A privileged peek inside South Africa House: maritime history and a trove of a nation’s finest art By James Brewer A nation of significant maritime standing: that conclusion is inescapable on any visit to South Africa House, the High Commission building in London’s...
May 15th, 2012 | Maritime Art | Read More

Inauguration of HELMEPA’s Child Art Exhibition at the Museum of the City of Athens

Inauguration of HELMEPA’s Child Art Exhibition at the Museum of the City of Athens
The Chairman of the Museum of the City of Athens - Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation Anthony Vogiatzis, painter Achilleas Drougas, with Irene S. Daifas and HELMEPA's Managining Director Dimitris Mitsatsos The Inauguration of the Exhibition titled “The Seas, Forests and Mountains are our Treasure” took...
May 3rd, 2012 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Maritime Art | Read More