1. mudwerks:

    (via japonisme: is it wise, or is it nothing at all?)

    Charles Guilloux - Clair de lune, 1895

  2. Hendrik Avercamp  (1585 - 1634)

    Staatliche Museen, Schwerin: Ice Landscape


  3. blaaargh:

    SS Normandie First-Class Dining Room

    (Source: blaaargh, via architecturalarbiter)

  5. William Blake: The spiritual form of Nelson guiding Leviathan, in whose wreathings are infolded the Nations of the Earth (in which the monster is a symbol of military sea-power controlled by Nelson)
    c. 1805-9
    Tempera on canvas 30″ x 24″
    (76.2 x 62.5cm), Tate Britain, London
    Provenance and history on Tate.org

    Maritime Monday for January 30, 2012; This is Leviathan

  8. Alfred STEVENS Belgium 1823 – France 1906

    (Moonlit seascape) 1892 oil on panel; National Gallery of Australia

    In 1880 Stevens was advised to take the sea air as a remedy for a bronchial condition allegedly caused by breathing turpentine fumes. Acting on this advice he began spending two months of each year on the Normandy coast.

    During these visits he painted seascapes and the hotel society of the seaside resorts. By this time his reputation was such that the dealer Georges Petit guaranteed to pay the artist 50 000 francs for his output of seascapes per season.


    (Source: thetinywhalesummer, via darknightatsea)

  10. Eerie 99-year-old Hitler painting The Nocturnal Sea to go to Auction

    A sinister painting by Nazi monster Adolf Hitler is to go under the hammer for the first time since he painted it nearly 100 years ago.

    The brooding seascape is listed for sale by online auctioneers Darke in Slovakia is expected to sell for more than £10,000.

    Painted in 1913 while a young Hitler was struggling to make a career as an artist, the 24inch by 19inch canvas shows a dark sea lit up only by a moon about to be shrouded by black clouds.


  12. darknightatsea:

    deadpaint: Winslow Homer, Summer Squall

  13. Scene on the Quay of Suez

    The city of Suez, founded in the 15th century, had already gained considerable commercial importance as a stop-over for sailings to India and the East Indies. In his travel journal, Roberts described Suez as “a wretched place” and, even though he found the bazaars “ptiiresque”, chose to depict in one of his drawings the quays of the port, somnolent by day but greatly animated by the arrival of the Bombay steamer during the night.

    General View of Suez

    David Roberts set out from Cairo for the Holy Land on 7 February 1839, with a, small caravan including servants in Arabian and Turkish dress, an armed escort of Bedouins and twenty-one camels which transported provisions and baggage as well as tents for overnight encampments. With Roberts travelled two Englishmen, John Pell and John G. Kinnear, who two years later dedicated his own book of memoirs, Cairo, Petra and Damascus, to Roberts.

    Guiding the party was Hanafi Ishmael Effendi, an Egyptian converted to Christianity during his stays in England, who spoke English fluently and with whom Roberts had become friends while in Cairo.

    The first stop on their itinerary was the city of Suez, at the extreme southern tip of the isthmus of the same name, which had at the time yet to be cut through by Ferdinand de Lesseps to place the Mediterranean in communication with the Red Sea.

    DAVID ROBERTS A Journey in the Holy Land

  14. dirtyscarab:

    Masami Teraoka
    Wave Series / Tattooed Woman at Kaneoche Bay I

    (via mudwerks)

  15. When tumblr-truths are discovered…


    (via Fantasy Ink: Monster Monday)

    Strange Tales #73, February 1960. Cover art by Jack Kirby.

    [grottu, he’s on tumblr…]