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by Panagiotis Mastrantonis
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Otherwise known as brigantino, it was a commercial sailing ship with a single deck and two very tall masts. Forerunner of the briki (brig) it was... more
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Otherwise known as brigantino, it was a commercial sailing ship with a single deck and two very tall masts. Forerunner of the briki (brig) it was used widely in the pursuit of pirates, but also in curbing the Turkish navy during the Greek war of independence of 1821.
With the brigantines, the Greeks traveled to the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and beyond, to the ocean, America, the British Isles and the Baltic. It was the most common type of medium-sized sailing vessel.
Artwork #11 from the collection of miniatures "The evolution of the Greek sailing vessels from the 16th to the 19th century".
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His love and admiration for the craftsmanship and form of the sailing-ships of the past, coupled with the adventurous & somewhat magical atmosphere of the "age of sail" is what fuels the intriguing work of Panagiotis Mastrantonis. Born in 1940 in Piraeus, Greece and with family roots from the islands of Hydra and Ios, the sea and maritime scenery seems to have had a lasting underlying influence on his creative psyche. After studying freehand drawing at the Art School of George and Eleni Vakalo and architectural drawing at the Athens Technological Institute, he worked as a professional architectural modeler until 1995. Since then he engaged exclusively in drawing his sailing ship portraits, using a unique mixed technique of freehand...