Sailing Through Time: The Ship in Greek Art

Sailing Through Time: The Ship in Greek Art


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Sailing Through Time: The Ship in Greek Art by Elsi Spathari, Vassos Karageorghis

The most important phases of Greek civilization are connected with the sea, through voyages of discovery, naval campaigns and ocean trading. Over the years, and due to its leading role as a means of communication, the ship also became a subject for artistic creations. The history and the evolution of the Greek ship from prehistoric times to the present day are presented through the work of known artists and anonymous craftsmen, executed in a variety of different materials. Ships were carved in stone and marble, incised on bronze, painted on clay or wood, depicted in paintings and murals, embroidered on cloth, printed on paper, offered as votives or worn as amulets. The rich illustrative material has been selected from museums and collections both in Greece and abroad.

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ISBN-13: 9789607254153
Publisher: Kapon Editions
Publication date: 12/31/1995
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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