Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I don't know the date of this painting by John Hamberger, but it was used as the cover for a nice book for young readers, Sea Monsters of Long Ago, which I think is available as a modern reprint. This painting certainly has a spooky, if not romantic, atmosphere that makes you glad that you live here and now. It has a bit of Frazetta-esque quality to it.

John Hamberger — Sea Monsters of Long Ago

1 comment:

Tororo said...

Such a Caspar-David- Friedrich-esque crepuscular landscape certainly induces some romantic mood in modern viewers (perhaps are dinosaurs differently affected, however).