Galleon on the ocean, 24 in x 32 in, acrylic on canvas, Ferrara, 2019.
The painting Galleon on the ocean brings to mind the story of a galleon loaded with gold and silver. It sank in the Caribbean Sea, where a series of maritime disasters followed one another. In fact, sailors all over the world consider these waters dangerous.
Clear coral tips can destroy the more robust keels and in this place often unexpected cyclones are unleashed. The hurricane season is now near. The waves weaken the galleon and after a terrible suffering it crashes on a coral reef.
The most frightening of the whole area, also called “Silver bench”. Gold, silver and all the fortunes it carried were sinking.
The years pass and the history of the galleon full of treasures becomes a myth. All the pirates of the Antilles stir to find him.
A captain of a ship arrives at the “Silver bench” and identifies the wreck, but not having adequate means at his disposal, must renounce.
He goes to London to find useful aid to subsidize the find. In this way, he signs a contract that promises the British crown a tenth of what he would have found.
With two ships, he returned to the “Silver bench” in 1687. Success is above all his expectations. In addition to ingots and coins, a chest full of pearls, rubies, diamonds, jewels, statues, and crystal cups reward the sailors of their efforts and the bankers for the money invested.
However, only a small part of what the sunken galleon had on board was found.
A first find is a cannon, but only in 1978, a scholar of submerged riches has found the ship. With his divers he finds about 60,000 silver coins, but not gold ones.
Much of the treasure is still at the bottom of the sea, guarded by the ocean.
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