The oceans are indeed full of mysteries. From sunken ships to marauding orcas they exist in a dimension that is beyond our immediate sight though not our imaginations. Perhaps this is why the sea has attracted artists through the ages.
Philip Hoare fits into that group, and he offers us a quick view of the effects the sea has had on writers and painters. From Shakepeare to Mellville. From Shelley to Woolf, the allure seems to be eternal.
Check it out! And here is a view of the ocean painted by one of the artists mentioned, Pat de Groot