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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Meeresstille [1] (1887, English: Calm Sea) is a painting by Arnold Böcklin.

"She makes a seductive enough impression, for example, in Arnold Bocklin's painting Calm Sea. The gulls who perch beside her on her rock, under a sky that presages a storm, are hunters of fish, so even this detail of the symbolism .." --Eroticism in Western Art, 1972, - Page 253, Edward Lucie-Smith
On the top of a rock which just rises above the water, a mermaid lies stretched out in the sun. Her great moonlike face is turned to look down in the water below, where a dimly outlined resemblance of herself is disporting in horizontal twistings ...The Westminster Review - Volume 138 - Page 265, 1892


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