An Art Expedition through Imaginary Worlds
“The art collection captures the timeless elegance featured in the ship’s design and the essence of human curiosity that since the dawn of recorded history has made us board ships and sail beyond the edges of the known world.” Tal Danai, Founder and CEO, ArtLink
Sometimes in life, the journey is as interesting as the destination itself. Inspired by the ship’s travels, the ArtLink team curated an artistic voyage through cultures and time, mixing exquisitely hand-made traditional crafts with works that were created in the most technologically advanced techniques.
The balance between design and art and the successful collaboration with Tihany Design resulted in a unique collection that echoes ancient cultures, highlights art history’s movements and styles and spreads the colors of exotic spices and the shapes and scents of imaginary destinations throughout the ship.
French artist Elisabeth Lecourt’s Les robes geographiques series acts as “a portrait of people through their clothes, like a blue-print of their soul.”
The Spice Wall
East Meets West
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” (Alice in Wonderland in Walt Disney’s 1951 film adaptation)
When travelling to faraway locations, sailors encountered the unknown, meeting people from all over the world as they were exposed to new scents and tastes. And so, in many ways, imaginary worlds became real: Lisa A. Frank’s large-scale works in the Colonnade create a semblance of these encounters that are simultaneously ordinary yet disorientating.