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The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt: Master Painter of the Naval World of Nelson and Patrick O'Brian [Paperback]

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15 Aug 2008
'Geoff Hunt"s pictures, perfectly accurate in period and details, but very far from merely representational, are often suffused with a light reminiscent of Canaletto" Patrick O'Brian "...his paintings, perhaps more than those of any other artist, have a compelling immediacy and sense of vitality, especially in his work of the great age of sail" Julian Stockwin Geoff Hunt is known to millions of readers across the world as the artist responsible for the covers of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels, and more recently for those of Julian Stockwin's Thomas Kydd books. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the leading marine artists of his generation. More than a showcase of the versatility and creativity of his work, this book, written by the artist himself, also reveals its accuracy, through 5 key case studies that explain the initial inspirations, gathering of source material and often lengthy artistic progression that leads to the creation of a finished painting. The artist has selected over 150 paintings and sketches to illustrate his prolific career, painting techniques and influences, dividing them into sections on Nelson's Navy, The American War of Independence, illustrating the naval writers and the Modern Maritime Scene, which includes recent commissions from the commercial sector and yachting community.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Conway (15 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844860809
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844860807
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Geoff Hunt's pictures, perfectly accurate in period and details, but very far from merely representational, are often suffused with a light reminiscent of Canaletto' Patrick O'Brian '...his paintings, perhaps more than those of any other artist, have a compelling immediacy and sense of vitality, especially in his work of the great age of sail' Julian Stockwin"

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Geoff Hunt is a former President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide, and Geoff is an expert on the Navy of Nelson and Patrick O'Brian. In 2004 The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt was published to much acclaim, presenting over 100 of the artist's key works from a thirty year career. Geoff's studio is on the site of Nelson's house at Merton Place.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection of marine paintings 25 Oct 2006
By Marshall Lord TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Geoff Hunt is one of the most talented marine artists since Montague Dawson. This book contains dozens of prints of his most beautiful paintings, which in many cases are complete with earlier versions from line drawings to colour sketches.

There are many descriptions of how the paintings came to be created, from who commissioned each one to the ideas the artist had about how to execute the commission and how he turned it real.

Most of the subjects concern warships of Nelson's era, though there are a few drawings and paintings of more modern warships or civilian ships. in particular, there are many paintings of the ships of the line in which Nelson served, many of them illustrating real incidents from Nelson's service career.

The book also contains a large number of paintings illustrating ships and scenes from the Jack Aubrey novels written by Patrick O'Brien. Indeed, many of the ships which appear in these novels were real historical vessels, and Hunt faithfully reproduced these ships in the book covers and other paintings included. In Hunt's words, "In most cases Patrick press-gangs real ships into his novels."

Geoff Hunt manages to make ships of the line and frigates from the era of fighting sail incredibly beautiful, but he also goes to some length to make his pictures realistic, even consulting the original logbooks of the ships concerned when he is trying to capture real historical events and feats of seamanship. He also consulted the original signal code books before painting the signal flags flown by his warships, so they spell out appropriate messages in the codes of the period.

If you are attracted to pictures of ships from the era of fighting sail, you will love this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good buy 10 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
Hunt is one of those artists that doesn't make the headlines because he doesn't pickle dead sheep or encase buildings in pink plastic. Few people will have ever heard of him. Like the others in his field (EG Roy Cross) he simply gets on with the job of turning out beautifully crafted and accurate paintings, the kind that can lift your spirits and leave you feeling good at the thought that such talent and old-fashioned dedication can still be found. The book is well worth the money if you love fine art and have even a vague interest in the sea and ships. There are plenty of colour plates and some fascinating insights into how the paintings came about.

On the other hand, if you prefer your art to look more like the daubings of a disturbed toddler then you really should look elsewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb maritime illustrations 7 Nov 2009
By Joolz
Format:Paperback
Hunt is best known as illustrator of Patrick O'Brian and Julian Stockwin, but "The Marine Art Of Geoff Hunt" demonstrates there is far more to his bow than merely a cover artist. Whether `Nelson's Navy' or more modern subjects, Hunt's paintings are all executed with the same eye for detail and sense of style. An original is well out of my price league, so books like this are a necessary alternative, and very welcome it is too.

Printed in high quality full colour throughout, page after page is covered with his exquisite art, sometimes a full page or more of complete paintings, at others smaller reproductions of particular details or preliminary sketches. Perhaps the most intriguing chapters are the five case studies which highlight Hunt's creative processes from initial idea to finished article: here we learn just how much attention to detail is employed, such as making models or finding the exact position of the sun at a specific moment.

Fascinating and captivating. Would make a brilliant present!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt 30 April 2010
By Jeff
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have long been a fan of Geoff Hunt's work and in this book I have not been disappointed.
As a dabbler of marine painting myself, I have always been interested in other exponents of this very demanding craft. The feedback one gets is just the same as other painters of different forms of transport, animals, birds etc. The nerd is always there to point out that on a painting of say a Spitfire V5(WW2 fighter), the cockpit canopy had 18 rivets on its lower rail whereas a painting only shows 15,
But Geoffs work is not only accurate he has also added a great feeling of atmosphere and place.
The good thing for me about this book is that I no longer have to buy a novel just for the painting on the cover. I now have the nearly full collection and more in this one book, only larger, well printed and clearer, along with Geoff's thinking of how someone at the top of his tree goes about turning out a masterpiece.

PS. A note to any Spitfire nerds reading this review.
I was just giving a fancyful example when I talked about the 18 rivets. I don't know how many rivets there are, let alone if there is a rail on the canopy, and I don't really care.
In short.......Get a life. Just enjoy the painting.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book 30 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
I am a great fan of Patrick O'Brian and this book is a valued addition to my nautical library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt 29 May 2009
Format:Paperback
Wonderful book narrated by the artist. Beautiful pictures
A must if you are interested in Marine Art
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5.0 out of 5 stars Altogether quite excellent! 16 Jan 2014
By Ned Middleton HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
As a shipwreck historian, I have been studying ships and shipwrecks for almost 40 years. Indeed my own latest work contains a special commission of 20 maritime paintings of various shipwrecks. The artist I used is one of world-class ability who taught me much about the subject thus enabling me to cast a `qualified' critical eye over this work.

Ships are not easy subjects for the artist because, even if drawn technically correctly, they can look all wrong. The secret to good maritime art is to study the subject - and study it well. It was quite clear to me from my first scanning through the many pages of excellent paintings found in this work that artist and author Geoff Hunt knows his subjects far better than most. I use the plural because it is quite apparent to me that he knows his ships as well as he knows how to mix paints. Add to that his obvious skills as an accomplished artist and one might even leave the review at that!

That said, this is far more than a just a showcase for his paintings. In this work, Geoff Hunt describes the various scenes and ships of Nelson's day which once graced those foreshores as he puts the two together to provide the world with an authentic portrait form long ago. Just as nobody would accept a photograph of, say, a Lion described as being a Tiger, so those who know their ships will not accept a portrait of some obscure 50-gun man of war from the 18th Century as being HMS Victory. Similarly, one cannot paint a fleet of ships in, for example, Cadiz and claim they are in Gibraltar Harbour.

What we take from this book are, therefore, many, many lessons and those which are learned from across pages 70 and 71 are a good example of the detail which goes into a single picture. On the right we have a photograph of St.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent artwork about the age of sail.
I first came across Geoff Hunts in another book on sailing ships and enjoyed his work. This book is solely about his interest in fighting sailing ships and most of the work is... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr J S Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more the Aubrey/Maturin.
Very enjoyable book detailing Geoff's development as an artist right from his earliest work through corporate art, single commissions, the fantastic Aubrey/Maturin covers and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chris Howden
4.0 out of 5 stars The marine art of Geoff Hunt from historic inspirational events to...
Beautiful pictures of the work of the Artist which illustrate the complete process of creation of his artwork. Read more
Published 13 months ago by bruno
4.0 out of 5 stars Master Painter
This is a beautifully produced book that gives an insight into the life and artistic gifts of Geoff Hunt. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ronald H Irvine
5.0 out of 5 stars unsurpassed
The other reviewers are very accurate - this is art of the highest calibre .I would only like to add that the artist shows such deft touches , like light reflected from the clouds... Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2011 by ben
5.0 out of 5 stars The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt
Firstly, the book arrived very promptly and was very well packaged. The book itself is all I imagined it would be - exquisite pictures with good descriptions of the background to... Read more
Published on 2 April 2011 by Kingy
4.0 out of 5 stars Marine Art Of Geoff Hunt
Having read some of Patric O'Brians books on Nelsons Navy, it was interesting to see what these ships looked like. Geoff Hunts art work is beautiful and very detailed. Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2010 by E. I. Cantwell
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