Treasure Ships – Art in the age of spices (Art Gallery of Western Australia)

20151209 AGWA Shipwreck Treasures Statue HeadA fountain pen sketch of a 17th century statue – head of Christ carved from wood in Goa, India. I haven’t quite captured the serenity of the face (particularly the eyes) but I enjoyed the challenge. This is a really interesting exhibition at AGWA of statues, ceramics, textiles, paintings and miscellaneous objects that reflect the mingling of cultures and religions when the nations supplying and controlling the spice trade came into close contact for the first time.

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De Atramentis Document ink black in Lamy Safari EF fountain pen, standing holding homemade sketch book.


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