The "Doves" Tapestry on board the ship.
"Doves Above the Vinyard" Tapestry by Erminio Lozzi made for MV WORLD RENAISSANCE.
97 by 46.5 Inches
Price: $1,750 SOLD
Born in 1929, Erminio Lozzi is a noted painter, tapestry maker, interior designer and animator. He might be best known in the art world for creating Dino The Dinosaur for the Flintstones but Lozzi was a prolific interior designer and helmed the refit of almost every Epirotiki Lines' cruise ship, from ARGONAUT to ORPHEUS, JASON, NEPTUNE and, of course, the WORLD RENAISSANCE.
Aside from the cut out lower right corner (which does not affect the actual art) and a loose thread or two along the perimeter, this panel is in extremely good condition.
Lozzi's style was warm, employing vivid oranges and yellows, burnt umber, avocado green and turquoise. His ships had metallic art and gorgeous original tapestries, many depicting scenes from Greek mythology. He transformed the WORLD RENAISSANCE from a cool, chic, but well-worn French lady into a contemporary Greek maiden that would become a staple in Aegean cruising for over two decades.
The only works of Lozzi's to survive to the very end of the ship's life were a trio of large "tree" tapestries (this is one of two for sale) and a series of smaller, brightly colored, abstract flower tapestries that were situated throughout the dining room (also available on this site on the "Smaller Floral Tapestries by Erminio Lozzi" page.
The artist's signature.