HMS Belfast – A3 Reproduction Giclee Print

£109.00

Giclee print copy of the painting HMS Belfast and original artwork by Cathy Read.

The print is signed and numbered, and includes a certificate of authenticity.

About the Picture.

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and that the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.This is an A3 Giclee Print. The original picture was initially drawn with pencil onto watercolour paper. These lines were then drawn over using masking fluid and then painted using watercolour paint and acrylic ink. Salt was also used in the process and some of the ink blown around using a straw. Once the painting was dry the masking fluid was removed to reveal the finished painting. The original picture was created in England in 2013.This is a digital print copy on A3+ watercolour paper.

Edition size 150

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

A limited edition A3 Reproduction giclee print of the original painting HMS Belfast by Cathy  Read. The print is signed and numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. The print can be mounted if preferred. Please state on the order, there is no charge.

About the image:

HMS Belfast is an impressive sight.

I was naturally drawn to its elegance, and the chains. Floating on the Thames it’s now a floating museum. A popular attraction, it has a serene elegance despite its lethal abilities. Even though it has been decommissioned, those guns still hint of menace. You know they were once fired with intent to kill.

Why do the most beautiful of things often turn out to be deadly? It’s a sobering thought. HMS Belfast’s a fascinating snapshot of an active World War 2 warship.

Despite being hailed as a war to end all wars, conflicts still continue. By making the reality of conflict more understandable these museums do a public service. Visiting them helps remind us of how truly awful war is.

There is no glory there is only destruction. Not that I would ever belittle the achievement of those who fought in WW2. They lived in different and desperate times but the reality of war left its evil mark and still does today. The irony is they had to fight so that they could enjoy peace. To get those who would wage war to a point where they would surrender and negotiate peace.

In the Words of Frankie Goes to Hollywood

“War, what is it good for, absolutely nothing!”

That we still cannot live peacefully in spite of what we know I personally find baffling but then the harbingers of war are not generally known for their sanity, are they? So why paint a battleship?

To remember of course, to remember!

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