USS Fitzgerald DDG-62 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Fitzgerald at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, wallpaper 1280x960

The United States Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is named after Lieutenant William Charles Fitzgerald, USN (1938-1967) in recognition of his extraordinary heroism in the Vietnam War that took his life. The warship was built by Bath Iron Works, Maine, on 9 February 1993 and it was commissioned 14 October 1995. […]

Frederic Edwin Church: The Icebergs

The Icebergs (1861) landscape painting by Frederic Edwin Church, Dallas Museum of Arts

The American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) specialized in painting landscapes that had a ‘spiritual dimension’ in each of his works. Frederic Edwin Church is one of the most widely traveled artists whose destinations included South America (especially the Andes), and countries in Europe and the Middle East (countries/ territories now known as Egypt, Syria, […]

Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, from 36 Views of Mount Fuji, Color woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (‘The Great Wave’, or ‘Behind the Great Wave at Kanagawa’), is a color woodblock print by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). It is a great example of ukiyo-e art published in the period between 1830 and 1833 as a part of the artist’s famous series ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount […]

USS Barry, American Navy’s guided missile destroyer

USS Barry, Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer widescreen wallpaper

The guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the fourth United States ship named after the ‘Father of the American Navy’, Commodore John Barry, is one of the US Navy ships deployed to the Mediterranean Sea for strikes against Libya. USS Barry was dispatched to the Mediterranean on March 1, […]

William Bouguereau: The Wave (La Vague) 1896

William Bouguereau, oil painting The Wave (La Vague), 1896, free wallpaper

The French Academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a traditionalist whose photo-realistic style of paintings was a huge success among the rich art patrons of his times. William Bouguereau followed the traditional Academic style for his paintings. He prepared detailed studies and sketches of his models so that he could present the most accurate depiction […]