Sunday, November 22, 2015

UNDERWATER scenes in art


    
U N D E R W A T E R
     
Louis-Boutan diving tank 1893 Chicago Exposition
The first ever UNDERWATER photographer was Louis-Boutan
at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
    
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1938 glass bottom boat 
a 1938 glass bottom boat     Click images twice for full size
    
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Mort Kunstler illustration of shark
UNDERWATER, there's so much to do and taste
and strangle and spear.  Mort Kunstler illustration
    
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Dorothy P. Lathrop illustration of Hitty
Dorothy P. Lathrop illustration
     
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Ilja Jefimowitsch Repin painting of Sadko
"Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom" 1876
Art by Ilja Jefimowitsch Repin    From Wikipedia:  Sadko (Russian: Садко)
is a character of Russian medieval epic Bylina.  He was an adventurer,
merchant and gusli musician from Novgorod. 
click image twice
          
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Jay Ward animation layout of a submarine
Bullwinkle:  a Jay Ward animation layout of a submarine      
      
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1960s aquatheatre photograph
Aqua-dancers perform 1960s aqua-theatre for the empty 
plastic seatpods in the Aqua-quarium.
    
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Diver Dan tv and comic book
A 1960s kids show on television, Diver Dan
had fish marionettes set UNDERWATER.
It looked interesting, but it was boring for kids.
    
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Dr. Seuss SECRETS of the DEEP Vol.2
Dr. Seuss SECRETS of the DEEP Vol.2
    
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1922 room screen with UNDERWATER motif
A 1922 room screen
    
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Maurits Cornelis Escher carp
Maurits Cornelis Escher
    
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1880 hull inspection
This man is scraping and inspecting the hull in 1880.
    
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Walter King Stone fish underwater green
Walter King Stone illustration
    
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Virgil Finlay sea monster
a Virgil Finlay illustration
    
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1964 world fair Futurama Undersea Home
1964 world fair Futurama  One thing's certain about the 1960s . . . 
even the ocean floor had a lot of STYLE.
    
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UPA animation background
Another submarine animation background, this time from UPA
    
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Fortune magazine cover march 1934 hull inspection
Okay let's take a good close look and . . . yes!
It's THE END.
      

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