If you don’t have the time to take a cruise this vintage steamship oil painting might be the next best thing. Painted on a canvas made from salvaged metal, this painting might be considered more a sculpture. You can’t but help notice what it’s painted on. The metal is heavy, distressed and filled with character. Pieced together with industrial strength screws, this metal was salvaged from old factory roofs and barns that no longer serve their original purpose. Instead they have found new purpose in bringing the high seas and their vintage steamships to life.
Vintage Steamship Oil Painting
Vintage steamships were the primary means of intercontinental transportation from the mid 19th century until they were replaced by airplanes in the 1950’s. Ocean liners, or steamships, were used to carry passengers but they also transported mail and cargo. They were built strong to withstand the rough seas and storms that would be encountered in the open seas. They often had a thicker hull than today’s modern cruise ship and a large capacity for fuel and food to sustain long voyages between the continents. The busiest route for steamships was on the North Atlantic traveling between Europe and North America. It was on this route that the fastest, largest and most advanced ships traveled. Very similar to the one in this vintage steamship oil painting. But the advent of the Jet Age led to the decline of steamships. Transporting mail and cargo was more efficient using aircraft and cruise ships replaced steamships for passenger travel. But some steamships like the Queen Elizabeth 2 still remain and are used primarily to transport passengers on today’s more popular cruise line routes. All aboard that’s going aboard.