Pieter Bruegel’s “Armed Four-Masted Ship Making for Port”
This is just the kind of artwork (engraving?) that drives my imagination wild. I think both of going to sea myself and the crazy adventure and danger of it; and at the same time I think of someone in the 1500’s thinking about going to sea, and what that must have been like. Bruegel rocks, that’s just the facts. He’s one of my favorite artists and you can see a lot more of his stuff here.