Nautical art sculptures
Giannis Dendrinos is creating nautical art metal sculptures made of scrap metal parts. He has created sailing boats, fishing boats, origami boats, ancient Greek Tireme boats and various versions of marine ships.
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Giannis has created a refugee art boat sculpture inspired by the Greek refugee crisis.
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What is nautical art?
Nautical art or maritime art is any form of figurative art (that is, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture) that portrays or draws its main inspiration from the sea. Maritime painting is a genre that depicts ships and the sea—a genre particularly strong from the 17th to 19th centuries.In practice the term often covers art showing shipping on rivers and estuaries, beach scenes and all art showing boats, without any rigid distinction – for practical reasons subjects that can be drawn or painted from dry land in fact feature strongly in the genre.Strictly speaking “maritime art” should always include some element of human seafaring, whereas “marine art” would also include pure seascapes with no human element, though this distinction may not be observed in practice.
What is the most ancient sailing boat?
The Syracusia was an ancient sailing vessel designed by Archimedes in the 3rd century BCE. She was fabled as being one of the largest ships ever built in antiquity and as having a sumptuous decor of exotic woods and marble along with towers, statues, a gymnasium, a library, and even a temple.
Ancient ship modeling…
Models of boats and ships from the Ancient Mediterranean
Ancient ship and boat models have been discovered throughout the Mediterranean, especially from ancient Greece, Egypt, and Phoenicia. These models provide archaeologists with valuable information regarding seafaring technology and the sociological and economic importance of seafaring. In spite of how helpful ancient boat and ship models are to archaeologists, they are not always easily or correctly interpreted due to artists’ mistakes, ambiguity in the model design, and wear and tear over the centuries.