July 09, 2004
"A View in Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Bay, New Zealand" was painted over an earlier work, the first known depiction of Antarctica.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 9, 2004 08:25 AM
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I saw that and thought it amazing. The naturalist's eye in the work was the most impressive thing capturing just the scene before him. I remember seeing a medieval German painting I think at the British museum that was inexplicable a realist scene of a corner of a building and plants in proper perspective and accurate botanical detail. The painter capability was a stylistic dead-end and his/her identity unknown. Just a recording of what was before the painter's eye.
Posted by: Alan at July 9, 2004 10:37 AM