Lusitania wreck painting


Kurt Urbain

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Lusitania wreck I painted for fun. Acrylic on wood 18x30. Got the idea from a Ken Marschall painting of the same angle, but I wanted to go darker and dingier with it. Thanks for lookin.
 
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Kurt Urbain

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Thanks! I was also inspired to paint it from your ‘sinking in real time’ animation. Good stuff. Lucy doesn’t get enough love. She’s the ugliest wreck ever.
 
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Yep the wreck is basically a scrap heap, but oddly enough i find the bow somewhat majestic. Maybe its just my nostalgia for Ken's work
 

Kurt Urbain

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The bow still has some dignity, at least it did back in the 90’s when it was explored last. I’d bet she’s in really rough shape nowadays.
 

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I've read that part of the reason why the wreck is in such bad shape is because it was sometimes used as target practice.

That's quite a shame. :(

And is the Lusitania decaying faster than the Titanic because she's so messed up and in shallower water?
 
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To get a complete look at the wrecks condition, i would check the companion document in the Real-Time sinking topic on page 14
 

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