The Flying Dutchman phantom: surreal art-print, poster, book, desktop-wallpaper NeoSurrealismArt.com
From the one hand, we believe in ghosts. From the other hand, we create them. So... we haunt ourselves? The Flying Dutchman is undeniably the most famed ghost ship in nautical folklore; as legend has it, she is doomed to sail “the seven seas” for eternity and she can never return home. The name of this ship has become a generic term for identifying either a fictional phantom ship or a real abandoned ship – often seen as an apparition – floating freely after being reported sunk. The Flying Dutchman is usually spotted in a ghostly glow from a far distance. However, there might be a quite plausible scientific explanation for these sightings. There exists a curious atmospheric phenomenon called fata morgana – a mirage resulting from certain temperature conditions which can create an illusion that ships or even islands below the horizon line are floating above it.
The tale of the Flying Dutchman, universally agreed to be of a Dutch origin, has been elaborated by many writers. There are numerous adaptations of the story, including the English play “The Flying Dutchman” (1826) by Edward Fitzball, a novel “The Phantom Ship” (1837) by Frederick Marryat, a story “Het Vliegende Schip” (“The Flying Ship”) by a Dutch clergyman A.H.C. Römer. Other versions include a world-renowned opera by Richard Wagner (1841) and “The Flying Dutchman on Tappan Sea” (1855) by a famous American essayist and historian Washington Irving.The name of the captain varies according to sources: one consider the 17th century Dutch captain Bernard Fokke to be a model captain for the ghost ship; another believe the captain’s name was Falkenburg; yet another propose an alternative name of Van der Decken. There’s also much disagreement on whether “Flying Dutchman” was a name of the ship or a nickname for her captain.
In February 2011, Emond Montgomery Publications features The Flying Dutchman artwork in a grade 9-10 Visual Textbook, ArtWorks (the “Book”). Emond Montgomery is to reprint the image(s) described below in all editions (including electronic editions) of the Book, and to use the same in connection with any advertising, promotion or publicity for the Book, in the English language throughout Canada. Image(s): George Grie, The Flying Dutchman, 2006
(Title Rus) Фантом Летучего Голландца
Software media: Adobe Photoshop ®, Adobe Illustrator ®, Autodesk 3ds Max ®, Photo Stock,
George Grie, October 2006
|Rate this image!||Rate: 4.75|
Copyright © George Grie | neosurrealismart.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Artwork License Agreement option
You may use this image for educational, recommendation, and demonstration purposes only by including one of mandatory reference links below
|Link to The Flying Dutchman phantom picture!|
Permalink URL to the page. (HTML)
Post image in your blog or website. (HTML)
Recommended Digital Art SoftwareMost of artworks have been created by an array of graphic design software applications. Below is the short list of the most used:
3D Studio MAX by AUTODESK, 3ds max is highly customizable 3D modeling, rendering, and animation solution for design, games, film & television.
Photoshop and Illustrator by Adobe, a post-production graphic editor. It is the current market leader for commercial bitmap design.
DAZ3D, DAZ Studio freeware - Pose, animate, and render 3D Models in your own 3D Studio.
Terragen by PlanetSide is a landscape generator with controllable parameters that allow extremely varied terrain shapes and photorealistic rendering.
Poser by Curious Labs. Poser is the 3D figure design tool for artists, illustrators and animators that enables you to create easily 3D figures.
Open & Limited Edition Art Posters & Prints
|Open edition surrealism posters and framed prints. From $14 USD||Apparel, personal, and gift items, and more. From $9 USD||Limited edition Geclee, signed, numbered, certified. From $390 USD|
Open Poster & Limited Art Print Editions - in association with various well-known publishers such as Art.com, Zazzle.com, FineArtAmerica.com and Cafepress.com Prices start at $9.95, Choose from 140 frames, 142 mats and 3 types of glazing. Most advanced picture-framing solution on the web. Framed prints, Posters, Calendars, Gifts, and more. T-Shorts, Postcards, Stamps, Journals, Mouse pads, Clocks, etc.image tags: Frigid, water, view horizon, cold iceberg, climate nature chunk, ocean waves, blue floating, sea ice Antarctica, religion ruins mystic spiritualist mystical spiritual magic supernatural, old tower church cultural, low angle view North America, ancient architecture, culture, phantom spectre ghost apparition.
Modern Romantic Surrealist Artist, Gothic Surrealism Art Poster Prints, Surreal Limited Editon Pictures & Books
CommentsArtwork has 9 comments Your opinion is important, please be considered while expressing your view. We have zero tolerance to profane and curse language.
mahmoud / Egypt / Jul 31st
u made me live in ur world of fantasy.wht a great imagination that u hve made it as if its real im in ur world now
Carol / United States / Jul 15th
Your creations are gorgeous! Can I have your permission to use it for my Art class?? I showed them to my students and they liked it but I am not sure if it is ok for me to use it to teach them graphite drawing. Thanks, Carol
mila / Latvia / Apr 29th
love it so much!
Samuel / Australia / Mar 8th
I would like to use it on my car and I am happy to put your signature on it and advertise u on my website,
Geir Rege / Norway / Aug 19th
We are Norway opera company who may be interested in using you image "Flying Dutchman Phantom" for an opera poster in connection with our staging of the opera Flying Dutchman this autumn. We wonder if this would be an interesting proposal for you?
Marc Renaud / Canada / Jul 19th
I'm asking permission to copy paste your creations and share them with my friends and or use them as wallpaper on my computer screen. I do not intend to make any kind of profit with your artwork and have no wish to modify any of them.
MonsterNight / United Arab Emirates / May 11th
XXX / Hungary / Mar 31st
That is really really good. Amazing tower thing in the background, wonderful picture, the depth is very impressive.
RobbieTempleton / United States / Mar 21st
wow. This is awesome.It's amazing how photographic your work is,but yet so far from reality that it couldn't possibly be real
original image size: 161.32 KB dimensions: 1024 x 768 pix picture downloads: 83215
Score: 228 Votes: 48