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12.00" x 8.50"
14.00" x 10.50"
Typical fireship of Psara - 1821 Art Print
by Panagiotis Mastrantonis
Typical fireship of Psara - 1821 by Panagiotis Mastrantonis - 12" x 8.5"
Archival Matte Paper
Rolled in a Tube
Typical fireship of Psara - 1821 art print by Panagiotis Mastrantonis. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
A fire ship or fireship was a ship filled with combustibles, or gunpowder deliberately set on fire and steered into an enemy fleet, in order to... more
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A fire ship or fireship was a ship filled with combustibles, or gunpowder deliberately set on fire and steered into an enemy fleet, in order to destroy ships, or to create panic and make the enemy break formation.
They were used to great effect by the outgunned Greeks in their naval battles during the war of independence (1821-1829).
The depiction of the lengthwise section, deck plan and functional details was possible after careful study of the "Memorandum on the Construction of Fireworks" (1862) by Konstantinos Nikodimos, contre-amiral from the Greek island of Psara and fireship operator.
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About Panagiotis Mastrantonis
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...