VonHoldinghausen Posted September 16, 2014 Share #1 Posted September 16, 2014 (edited) Hello! I have for rather a long time been thinking about the colors of ships (their carvings mainly) from the 17th century. As I live in Sweden I have seen the Wasa (Wasan/Wasen etc.) at lest 50 times and been following her since discovery. When I see later models and representations of her (pictures/paintings) I cant help but think that she is unusually colorful. Or is she maybe not? Tests have resulted in the colors she is shown in today, and there arent many other vessels preserved from that time, which means that she is rather special. The only thing we have (almost) is paintings of other vessels. To me they show almost always ships in FAR less colourful outfits. My question here is if maybe many other ships should be represented with far more color than they are (models, paintings etc.)? Or was this maybe a typical Swedish manner of painting them? I would not guess so.. Cheers Edited September 16, 2014 by VonHoldinghausen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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