Cape Horn by Steven Dews


Cape Horn


Steven Dews

Ref GL111
Type Fine Art Print
Limited Editions This Limited Edition Print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 standard onto acid-free, calcium carbonate-buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally-conscious paper suppliers. Limited Edition Size: 100 Certified: Yes
Image Size 30" x 20" (76 x 50 cm)
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Cape Horn</i> is a unique painting in Steven Dews’s career. In 25 years as a marine artist, this is the only painting he has produced without a vessel of some description in it. His book, “A Cloud of Sail”, comments that “this picture also has an intrinsic importance to Steven, as it represents the essence of all his work, man’s relationship with the sea. It represents a lifetime of passion and wonder”. Cape Horn, which is named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands, is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. Steven Dews’s painting of Cape Horn graphically illustrates the unforgiving, desolate environment which represents the ultimate challenge for all sailors from around the world. It was one of the most challenging paintings that the artist has ever undertaken. He recalls: “It was difficult to produce a painting without a focal point that would be stimulating. This one was more about emotion than timber and sailcloth. I painted a deliberately high horizon to give the impression of scale, with the anvil-hard rock face illuminated by a blast of light, leaden sky and towering waves advancing relentlessly westward.”